Scaling the ladder
Ryan Keogh is driven and focused - and he's reaping rewards as his career progresses.
Construction appealed to me as a rewarding career – you see good results for the work you put in.
Ryan Keogh is firmly focused on his career goals. At the age of twenty-six, he has already attained the role of Project Manager with Naylor Love Construction. Ryan has gained experience on a number of large projects, including work for the University of Otago, overseeing renovations at Speights Brewery, and the redevelopment at Invercargill prison.
Ryan completed his Carpentry Certificate at Otago Polytechnic some years ago, before going on to receive the title of National Carters and Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year.
Keen to further his career, he has since completed Level 6 study at Otago Polytechnic. “Construction Management complemented my planning skills, while Quantity Surveying provided the financial skills needed,” he says. “Along with on-site experience, this gave me the background I required to move into project management.”
Ryan is now planning to complete an Engineering degree at university. He was thrilled to discover he can cross credit his qualifications from Otago Polytechnic towards over half his degree. “Your studies at Otago Polytechnic can also reduce the time needed to complete further qualifications – helping you advance faster in your career.”
Want to join a team of construction professionals to see the realisation of commercial or residential construction projects? This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and industrial, academic and professional bodies to ensure graduates are highly competent and industry-ready. If you have existing skills and knowledge due to practical experience in this area, you could study the Construction Management strand of this programme via distance through Capable NZ (our recognition of prior learning centre). You may have already gained credits towards this qualification. Plus, this programme is free for domestic students due to the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) (although you'll need to pay for any additional course-related and living costs).