Third generation carpenter Dale Pryor is well on his way to becoming a Registered Builder

When Dale Pryor was at school, he spent every holidays out in the shed building things and working on projects.

Today, he is using those same skills and building on them, working as a carpenter and on his way to becoming a Registered Builder.

Dale started a pre-apprenticeship at Chisholm around six years ago and has since completed a Certificate III Carpentry Apprenticeship and started a Diploma in Building and Construction.

It’s perhaps unsurprising that Dale has turned his hand to carpentry. He’s from a long line of builders, carpenters and cabinet makers, with his dad, grandfather and uncle all working in the trade.

Dale says the encouragement and support he received from his teachers at Chisholm helped him to make the most of every opportunity. This has seen him win Chisholm Carpentry Apprentice of the Year. He’s also competed in WorldSkills, a national skills excellence event.

“Through WorldSkills you do things that you don’t normally do on site,” he says. “WorldSkills has given me a really unique set of skills that I can apply and adapt to my work and which gives me the opportunity to work in niche markets within my industry. I’ve learned so much and met many great people.”