Digger skills on show

Mark Thomas, former TPP Civil Plant Operation student, wowed the crowds with his skills when he entered the excavator operator competition at Big Boys Toys 2013. Inspired by excavator operators in previous years Mark decided to give it a go. "I was a bit nervous, but it was a real blast."

Thomas wanted to learn how to operate heavy machinery so he enrolled in the Certificate in Civil Plant Operation at TPP's Auckland Digger School. "The TPP programme caught my eye because it covers all the basic things you need to know."

Thomas liked the mix of theory and practical and had good support from the two programme tutors. "They help you learn how to do it and build up your confidence." Tony Bellis, the Lead Tutor, said it was great to see Mark at the Big Boys Toys excavator competition and said his confidence has improved alot.