Ross Friend – Class of May 2009
Before joining the eight week Woodworking Skills course looking for a career change, Ross worked as a Consultant Lighting Systems Engineer specialising in aircraft external lighting. Ross had little idea how he would go on to use the skills, but shortly after the end of the course secured a job at a secondary school as a Design and Technology Technician. Ross assists teachers by preparing materials for lessons, providing general maintenance and repair for classroom machines and giving one to one tuition to students with their projects and wood lathe work. Ross really enjoys his job, and says that without the confidence and knowledge gained from his training at the BBA it would have been impossible to secure. Ross still turns his hand to furniture making in his spare time and is currently in the process of designing a corner cabinet.