Colin Skates

Tutor - Carpentry

One of our longest serving staff members, Colin has led the Carpentry programme at TPP for the past 21 years after gaining vast experience in residential construction and primary construction – both on the West Coast and in Marlborough. He’s an advocate of continual learning and proclaims that there’s always a way to hone his skills, even after decades of working in the sector. He was a key member in the collaboration between the local Lions and TPP’s West Coast Trades Academy, which resulted in the construction of seating for the West Coast Wilderness Trail and the Aramohana estuary.

  • Campus: Greymouth