Meet Bec, TAFE electrical teacher
After working in the industry for 20 years, teaching what I already knew was easier than I thought!
It was Bec's cousin, a TAFE teacher himself, and her dad who encouraged her to consider a new career as a teacher. With over 2 decades of experience in the electrical field and an engaging personality, Bec was practically born to be a TAFE teacher!
From completing her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to landing a teaching job at Chisholm, Bec has never looked back. "Electrical is sometimes quite difficult to grasp, so when I see my students understand what they are learning, that's very rewarding. Listening to their work stories and watching them enjoy their time at TAFE is a bonus."
With 3 lively teenagers to look after, Bec is also a fan of the flexibility teaching brings. "The hours are great for my family and me. After years of travelling and working across different job sites, I appreciate the consistency and stability of my new vocation. Making dinner every night? Not so much!" Bec laughs.
Bec's advice for any aspiring teacher is simple: "you've got nothing to lose. Great hours and great people to work with. If you have industry experience, you will be surprised at how easy it is to teach!"
If you're interested in finding out more about TAFE teaching apply through your local TAFE.
Reviewed 16 August 2021