Build a Bach Student to Joiner

Tama Pace Modular 2018

Cabinet maker/Joiner Tama Mcguigan worked on Taranaki Future’s inaugural Build a Bach house in 2014 and now his handiwork can be found in this year’s two Build a Bach kitchens through his work at Bell Block’s Pace Modular.

“Tama’s journey from a young Spotswood College school boy trying his hand in the building industry to an apprenticeship is a shining example of what we set out to achieve with the Build a Bach programme,” says General Manager Taranaki Futures Warwick Foy.

What started as a holiday job at Pace turned into a permanent job and an apprenticeship for Tama who at 21 is well on his way to finishing his New Zealand Certificate in Joinery.

“I wasn’t the best kid at school but I’ve made the most of all the opportunities I’ve had and now I’ve got a trade, a good job and who knows where the future will lead,” says Tama.

“You build your stepping stones and keep achieving your goals,” he adds.

“He’s a good young fellow and from the beginning his positive attitude stood out,” says Pace Modular Factory Manager Brian Frank.

Pace Modular are long-time supporters of the Build a Bach having supplied kitchens for the builds since 2015.


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