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Ministry of Education Employee Review

Excellent work environment, opportunities to advance in career.

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16 February 2014
Teaching Technology since 1987 both in RSA and NZ was really satisfying. It is always developing and challenging as new designs, material equipment etc. comes around. I have set up and started Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Building and Construction at three High Schools in my career. To see that fully operational was really satisfying. I am currently qualifying as an ordained minister through Trinity College and are considering a transition from the practical to the pastoral.
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Pros
Professional development
Cons
Teaching in workshops for 28 years became physical demanding.
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  1. Excellent work environment, opportunities to advance in career.