Carpenter to Curriculum Manager - making the switch to education
Posted on 25/04/18 | Posted in Case Studies
We are really proud of our candidates and proud that we can support them in their careers! To give them the recognition they deserve, we’ve been busy interviewing inspirational Protocol candidates – today we chat to Jason, who made the switch from industry to education and then progressed up to management level…
Jason had nine years of industry experience in Carpentry, Joinery and Construction before he made the switch to Lecturing. After 8 successful years in education, he is now the Curriculum Manager for Construction & the Built Environment at his college, but still teaches when covering lessons.
Jason started as a Trainer Assessor with a training provider, and began lecturing after seeing a vacancy within a college advertised locally. He went on to teach Carpentry, Joinery, Construction & the Built Environment, moving steadily up through roles to manage the entire department. His employers were very encouraging of him gaining qualifications while working on the job, and he now has a Professional Certificate of Education (PCET), Assessors A1 Qualification and a TAQA Leading Internal Verification Qualification.
We asked Jason if he had any advice for anyone considering Lecturing…
Jason says, “There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you played a part (however big or small) in a learner’s life. Passing on your skills and knowledge to the next generation - so we can keep on producing quality tradesmen that are wanted throughout the world - is a great feeling!”