Sam’s work journey opens a new opportunity
FORMER Portland policeman Sam Austin admits he’s been a bit of a journeyman when it comes to work.
He’s worked on sheep stations, been a chef, worked on farms and spent about 10 years as a police officer.
Now at 49, Mr Austin thinks he’s found his true calling as he enthusiastically takes on an engineering course at South West TAFE Portland, proving it’s never too late to pursue your dream.
“I left school after Year 11 and went working on stations, did a bit of this and that, became a chef in my mid-20s and then joined the police.”
Before returning to study Mr Austin had been farming for a few years, but was looking for a new challenge.
“When I was working on the farm, I remembered how much I used to love welding and working with steel.”