Rochelle a Industrial Electrician

We talk to Rochelle an industrial sparky, an apprenticeship ambassador and VetAlumni. Rochelle has had a flourishing career and shares her journey

Break down of the shows:
32sec Rochelle Intro
42sec the difference between an industrial electrician and a domestic electrician
1.15min How Rochelle got into the industry
2.02min Rochelle explains the opportunities that have come from completing her apprenticeship and the types of work you can enter into if you pursue an electrical apprenticeship
3.08min Rochelle tells us what it is like to work with robots
3.53min The robot industry in Australia.
4.37min A day in Rochelle’s shoes
5.54min Rochelle studied at Wangaratta Go Tafe
6.03min Rochelle’s support for family and friends
7.20min Other women in the industry
7.45min What it’s like to live in Wangaratta
8.27min What has made Rochelle’s career experience so positive
9.42min Rochelle plans to study at university and her work is 100% behind her
10.50min Rochelle explains that support from a workplace can encourage more women
11.38min What the industry could do to encourage more women
12.37min Advice for you if you are considering a similar career path
13.23min proud Moments
14.34min What Rochelle is going to study
14.45min juggling study and work
16.45min The perception that a trade is a second class job
17.28min Rochelle tells us what type of student she is
18.49min Expectations of school
19.28min Rochelle is studying complex math and attending university
19.55min Rochelle shares her passion and how much she loves her trade
21.14min Final words of wisdom
22.13min Get in touch with Rochelle

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