Violetta Jakielaszek’s study pathway from TAFE to degree has led to an exciting career in the thriving Building Surveying industry.
“Growing up, I recall being surrounded by the building profession, with my dad working in the industry as a site supervisor.
"I chose to pursue Building Surveying as a career because it was something a bit different. I found it fascinating and I enjoyed the courses even more once I started.
"The teachers work in the industry, so they bring all that current knowledge and experience to their lessons. They are very supportive and approachable and they always make time to help when you need it.
"My practical placements helped me gain an understanding not only the theory, but how the industry really works. It was great to apply what I’d learnt in class to the workplace while I was still studying.
"I love my job – it’s so rewarding to work on building projects and think, wow, I was involved in that! It's a career in which you challenge yourself daily as there’s always more to learn.”