Regan on becoming a role model to his Tamariki and Whānau

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January 16, 2020

Regan received a Maori and Pacific Trade Training Scholarship and recently completed Level 3 studies in
Construction and Building through G & H Training. He describes it as, “something I always wanted to do
but it took awhile as there were life complications.”


In his 30s the Dad of two had been a forklift driver for 8-years when he decided to follow his dreams and
enrol in the course. “It was an awesome feeling. Being able to step out of my comfort zone. It felt like I
had freed myself.”


He’s found his study experience empowering. “A big barrier for me was speaking to certain people. The
tutors here are really encouraging and Chris is just an awesome guy. You feel like you can pop in
anytime to talk to them.”

For Regan the journey isn’t so much about the money, it’s about the knowledge. As a child he regularly
changed schools due to the nature of his Dad’s job. He describes being a “real mischief.” He has found
achieving the book work portion of his course to strengthen his mana. Regan’s goal is to land an
apprenticeship. “My inspiration are my tamariki, to be a good role model for them and my wider
whānau.”

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