|Since finishing my Radio Apprenticeship:
1965: Worked one year in the Drawing Office in the
NCY Area (Does anyone know the meaning of those 3 letters?)
<Yes, I do... Nitro Cellulose Yellow... Dayle>
1966-1970: TA2 in the Computing Science Dept of
the University of Adelaide. Had fun working on a homemade computer
called CIRRUS for a couple of years. Got involved with the
"Footlights Club" and helped the lighting crew do about 6 Uni
Revues. Tried to do some part-time study in B Tech Electronics at
SAIT. Didn't get past 2nd year Maths. Married Jennifer.
<Why? Because she was good at multiplication?
1971-1997: Continued part-time study and finally
gained 2 teaching diplomas and a Bachelor of Education. Had two
girls: Fiona and Penelope, both now married. Became a Technical
teacher at Pultney Grammar School. Looked after many
non-academic classes and had fun staging school dramas, musicals, discos and
a variety of work-experience projects. As Assistant House Master I
came across a certain Josh Francou. One highlight of my teaching
career was to have a student gain a score of 20 in Analog/Digital
Electronics and thereby come top in the state. Another student went
to DSTO Salisbury as an Electronics Apprentice.
1998 to present: Lecturer at Torrens Valley Institute of
TAFE in the School of Electronics and Information Technology. I
joined two other former Radio Apprentices, Rob Denton and Caroline Schuller
who are also lecturers.