Otago Polytechnic

An OPAIC construction graduate who has gone on to a successful career in the industry has shared his wisdom with current students.

Bruce Kang graduated from OPAIC in 2018 and joined building supplies company Dayle ITM as an Estimator two months later. 

Construction lecturer Lip-Wah Ho, who taught Bruce in 2017, invited him back to share his experience and learning philosophy with current Estimating and Measurement students.

During the session, they exchanged views and discussed how to ensure OPAIC develops New Zealand’s most employable graduates.

Lip says he’s proud of Bruce, who always took an in-depth experiential learning approach as a student.

“He continuously seeks challenges and practices critical reflection. He is passionate about the construction industry, and he is enjoying his work as an Estimator.”

He says Bruce learned how to interpret drawings and specifications during his time at OPAIC.

“The fundamental skills provided him with a solid foundation to face the challenges in the real world.”

Our current students reflected positively on Bruce’s lessons and say they’re now motivated to learn more to prepare for their futures in the construction industry.


Published on 28 May 2020

Orderdate: 28 May 2020
Expiry: 28 May 2022