Sika a apprentice diesel fitter

In this weeks podcast we speak with Sika a second year diesel fitter apprentice working in the mining industry of Queensland.

30sec Sika’s Introduction
44sec Where is Sika from
47sec What Sika did before she started her apprenticeship
1.41min Why women in trades seem to start there apprenticeship later
2.07min How Sika found her apprenticeship
4.04min The apprenticeship officer that helped and how Sika found out about her

4.34min A day in Sika’s shoes
5.46min Sika’s recommendations for someone considering pursuing a similar career path
6.22min Sika’s plans for the future
7.03min Role models
7.56min How we can get more women into the industry
8.23min The number of women working on Sika’s worksite
8.46min Sika’s hero moments
9.14min Sika’s barriers and how she overcame them
10.02 Final words of wisdom from Sika
10.20min how to get in touch with Sika
10.46min Show notes

Tradeswomen Australia Foundation (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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