Just to introduce myself, I am a Heavy Vehicle and Plant Mechanic Trainer and Assessor at Westrac NSW/ACT. I started my work journey at 15 when I started my Heavy Vehicle apprenticeship, which I completed when I was 19. I loved being hands on and being able to have the satisfaction of repairing a truck, to get it to stop blowing smoke and to see the happy look on a customer’s face.
Over the time, I received a collection of regional, national and international awards for my trade. Through receiving these awards I met endless amounts of people and now some of these people are close friends and mentors, which helped lead to my current job.
This highlighted the importance of networking for me, which is one of the main reasons I joined Top 100 Women. Women are scattered all through male dominated industries and being able to be part of a platform where we can all connect is something that I value.
Through this network I am looking for professional development opportunities to work out my next steps. I did not expect to get the position of trainer and assessor until later in life and it has left me wondering, what is my next major goal? Being able to see women in all different positions is broadening my ideas! Now the trouble is narrowing it down to what I want to do!
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