Industry Ambassador – Craig Folker

Craig is an electrical production assistant living on the Gold Coast. He won the Queensland Training Award (QTA) for Apprentice of the Year in 2009. Craig completed an apprenticeship in the boatbuilding industry and is a fully qualified electrician. He is passionate about VET training.

Craig was introduced to the industry through a school based program at Riviera Marine; this program helped him gain not only his certificate III engineering but a full time position. Craig has always been very enthusiastic about both boats and water sport so it seemed natural for him to turn his passion into a career within the marine industry.

Craig spends his time working on all stages of the production process of the boats, working form the concept and design stage where he gets to investigate new products and technologies, to the production stages where he focuses his energy on the installation of the electrical equipment from the navigation and power supplies to the TV, air-condition and entertainment systems.

Craig enjoys the time he spends working at boat shows and investigating new technologies that he can use to further his knowledge and skills. He has a great passions for what he does and love that he can have an active mind while working and is always looking to further his education.

VJ Thomas Greader