Kara a electrical and instrumentation apprentice

Kara is an electrical and instrumentation apprentice working in the Western Australian gold mines. Kara shares her story as a mature age apprentice and all the reasons why it’s never too late to start an apprenticeship.
Interview breakdown:
35sec Kara intro
58 sec Kara tells us how long she has worked in the mining industry
1.50min Why Kara chose electrical
3.18min How Kara got a job in the industry
4.52min The challenges and barriers Kara faced trying to get into the industry
6.22min The benefits and options that come from studying electrical
7.20min A day in Kara’s shoes
8.18min The Copper and Gold mining at Kara’s mine
8.56min What is on the career horizon for Kara
9.58min Kara’s role models and inspiration
11.17min TradeUp Australia
12.17min Kara shares her advice for anyone considering a career in the trade or mining industry
13.54min Kara gives suggestions on how to get more women into the industry
14.50min Mature age apprenticeships why it’s never to late
16.05min How to get in touch with Kara
15.22min Show notes

Tradeswomen Australia (TWA) is a not for profit organisation that is working to increase the representation of women in trades. These podcasts share the stories of women working in trades to promote pathways not often thought of for women.

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