Persistence pays off. In Graeme Porter’s case: it’s been 18 months of determined learning with Adult Learning Support.
Graeme has joined our tutors almost every Monday evening for the past 18 months. His goal was to complete his apprenticeship in Aluminium Joinery with The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO).
His two lead tutors Jeannie Rafills and Kei Eagle have thoroughly enjoyed his positive attitude towards study. His determination and focus – along with a cheerful sense of humour – means they’ve looked forward to seeing Graeme every week.
Rick Holley would agree too. Rick is a sawmiller who has enjoyed some great friendship and learning with Graeme. Together, they’ve worked on one of the more challenging NZQA unit standards.
Graeme is also well known in the community. He was recently awarded the 2016 Attitude Sporting Spirit Award in Auckland. Presented to him by sporting legend Sonny Bill Williams and the United Nations Leader for Disabilities, Rob Martin.
Thank you Graeme for being a wonderful example for all our learners. You’ve reminded us what can be achieved with a good helping of determination and a side-order of support from ALS.
Piki te ora! Piki te kaha! Piki te maramatanga!