Despite struggling at secondary school, Kane found new motivation while studying at Box Hill Institute. With an enthusiasm for woodwork and furniture making, Kane thrived on the learning experience and practical components of the course.
I didn’t enjoy secondary school, I just couldn’t focus, but when I came to TAFE I really enjoyed it - I felt motivated,” Kane said.
Kane enjoyed solid timber furniture making and the accomplishment of working on solo projects, especially when he made a chess table. Outside the classroom Kane enhances his skills by doing woodwork and he is always keen to learn new techniques.
Kanes’s teachers noted his natural ability, and the fact that he was always keen to help other students during classes. Continuing with Year 11 VCAL units in his Certificate II, Kane hopes to secure an apprenticeship with the ultimate goal of having a successful furniture making business.