The Block television series has sparked a new interest in the Carpentry trade.  McGowan Homes has been approached several times recently to offer work experience and apprenticeships to people wishing to get into the building trade.

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Local radio host Matt from Gold Coast Sea FM Morning Show has been in discussions with Scotty Cam from the Block expressing his interest in joining the carpentry brotherhood. Gold Coast Radio Sea FM put a call out to all local Gold Coast Builders wishing to give Matt some work experience.
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McGowan Homes welcomed the opportunity to provide Matt with some work experience.

We organised for Matt to come along and gain some work experience on a small office renovation for Evans Legal.  We did not want to overwhelm Matt and put him on a large building site.

Matt started the day by participating in a site induction and then his day comprised of a little cleaning and training in the use of a drop saw, nail gun and screMH 020w gun.

MH 008Jeremy McGowan from McGowan Homes said “Matt would be a great apprentice, he was very keen and picked things up straight away, we really enjoyed having him work with us”.

We have had various apprentice carpenters working with us throughout the years who have moved on to become fully qualified carpenters.   We find it very rewarding mentoring people and seeing them become qualified tradespeople.

McGowan Homes was a 2012 HIA-CSR Gold Coast / Northern Rivers Host Trainer Housing Award winner and HIA-CSR Queensland Region Housing Award Finalist.


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