Shane brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our Queensland team. An experienced boilermaker, rigger, crane operator and rope access technician, Shane has a special knack for training students that have been marginalised or misunderstood in the past.

Shane SchoothHow long have you worked with Kallibr and what attracted you to a career as a trainer?

I’ve been with Kallibr Training for 14 months now. The start of my training career came about because I was looking for an exit strategy to get off the tools, and training seemed like a natural progression. I thoroughly enjoy helping people better themselves so it’s a perfect career for me!

What does your experience look like outside of training – what did you do before?

I’m a boilermaker by trade and spent 6 years in that role before moving on to become a structural steel rigger / crane operator. Then I became a rope access technician, and later a telecommunications rigger (supervisor level). After spending time in a range of different industries, I moved into the training space and spent seven years as a trainer and another four years managing an RTO.

What does a typical day look like?

On the practical side, a regular day involves training and assessment activities across several different competencies. Much of this requires me to plan and execute effectively and frequently adapt to new challenges.

What is your favourite part of being a trainer?

I really enjoy teaching students that have had a hard past. Helping struggling students that have never had anyone care about them before is hugely rewarding.

Why do you think the Kallibr team of assessors stands out amongst other providers?

We have a really large scope of training courses available, and we’re focused on comprehensive education. There’s no ‘hard sell’ to push students through assessments if they’re not quite ready. For us, it’s vital to ensure the students are confident in their skills and knowledge before moving on to the assessment.

What do you get up to when you’re not at work?

I love music and socialising with friends.

What is something you wish everyone understood about safety and construction training?

Consultation with all site members is critical for any training to be a success. You can’t train a handful of individuals and think you’ve ticked the training box: it’s a group effort that requires everyone on site to be on board.

Here at Kallibr Training, we are always looking to expand our pool of trainers. If you enjoy sharing your skills and knowledge and think you have what it takes to be a Kallibr Trainer, please get in touch.