Jack Tayba isn’t one to rest on his laurels. When the VET Engineering student produced a working model of a jet engine from 3D-printed plastic parts back in June it was an impressive enough achievement. But Jack has taken his fascination for engines a step further, having just completed a larger, more powerful, metal jet engine entirely hand-cut and assembled.

“This project wasn’t for assessment, rather an opportunity to test my ability,” Jack said. “That’s the only way to keep learning and improving, so I keep pushing myself.”

With another year of VET Engineering to look forward to Jack has big plans for his next project… though he’s keeping them under wraps for now.

“Let’s just say I have a couple of BIG projects planned for 2019.”

We’ll definitely keep you posted!