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Alisha

Occupation: Painter & Decorator
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Alisha is a painter and decorator and has her own business. After high school, Alisha pursued a career as a doctor, whilst at university, she decided she was not enjoying her degree and wanted to pursue something she would be passionate about. Alisha is a recent winner of a Master Builders award and is a very successful painter.
 

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Date Topic Link
28/05/18 Launch

Ashley

Occupation: Mechanic
Location: NSW
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Ashley is a mechanic and workshop owner with empowering aspiration and drive, she is one motivating lady to listen to! Ashley has crewed for Targa Tasmania, Targa high country, WRC and Big Jon Racing at Bathurst. She is currently working on becoming the first Bosch motorsport dealer in the country and recently travelled to Germany for a Bosch motorsport conference and technical training. Ashley shares her knowledge and explains that if you work hard and you are outstanding, then the sky is the limit. The automotive industry brings many opportunities such as travel, experiencing different cultures and variety in different areas of automotive like racing, engineering, vehicle development or dynamics. Ashley's message to women is to go for it! and work as hard as you can because the opportunities are endless.
 

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Date Topic Link
17/12/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Callie

Occupation: Heavy Vehicle Mechanic
Location: NSW
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Callie is a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprentice in NSW. Callie works for a bus depot servicing and repairing the fleet. Before becoming a mechanic Callie studied nursing at university and worked as a registered nurse for ten years! Callie's story is about following your passion no matter what stage you are in life.
 

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Date Topic Link
05/11/18 Career Podcast Interview Launch

Carlie

Occupation: Plumber
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Carlie a Plumbing Inspector and Investigator Carlie Lowe a development plumbing inspector and investigator shares her story. Carlie discusses how she began her career by wanting to study tourism, Her “struggle street” journey and success and the benefits of working in the construction industry.
 

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Date Topic Link
18/06/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Carolyn

Occupation: Upholsterer
Location: QLD
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Carolyn is an Upholsterer by trade. Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, such as seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers. After completing her trade Carolyn studied at night school to become a teacher. Using the skills Carolyn learnt during her apprenticeship and full time role as an upholsterer, Carolyn has forged a successful career and enjoys sharing her passion for trades which extends to teaching young women and men to step outside of there comfort zone and learn something new.
 

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Date Topic Link
02/04/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Cassandra

Occupation: Painter & Decorator
Location: Wangaratta, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography:
 

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Date Topic Link
25/03/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Dannielle

Occupation: Drilling
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Dannielle is a Director of a Directional Drilling business in regional Victoria. Pipe Pro Directional Drilling won the innovation award last year at the commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards. Since releasing this podcast they have again won the Central Highlands Water Trade Business award, So that is two years in a row! Pipe Pro Directional Drilling is an impressive regional business, doing great things and encouraging more women into the industry!
 

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Date Topic Link
10/09/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Donna

Occupation: Machinest
Location: Western Australia
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Donna is a maintenance supervisor for a Heavy Haulage Rio Tinto railway. Donna began her career as an apprentice machinist, her career took her overseas where she transferred her skills into the building industry. When Donna returned to Australia she continued her career in the mining industry becoming a leader and valued team member.
 

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Date Topic Link
27/08/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Eilish

Occupation: Plumber
Location: Queensland
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: A plumber by trade and recent star on the Studio 10 set. Eilish tells us there are only 49 female qualified plumbers in Queensland. Eilish suggests we get rid of the stigma that apprenticeship's in male-dominated industries are for men and promote trades as a rewarding career path.
 

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Date Topic Link
15/07/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Emma

Occupation: Metal Fabricator
Location: Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography:
 

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Date Topic Link
15/04/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Gaelle

Occupation: Fitter
Location: Western Australia
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Gaelle's career began in the French wine industry. Moving to Australia Gaelle decided she would like to pursue something different. Unsure of her career direction Gaelle chased the mining boom and began as a cleaner on the mine sites. This is how Gaelle discovered her passion for mechanics and was inspired to begin a heavy diesel apprenticeship. Gaelle is now a successful Heavy Diesel Fitter, A mentee of WIMWA, A Human Book and a member of TradeUp Australia. She never stops learning and is an inspiration to anyone considering a career change.
 

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Date Topic Link
06/08/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Cambodia Skills Exchange 2018

Occupation: Tradeswomen Group
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: n 2018, Ten tradeswomen from Geelong Women in Trades travelled to Cambodia to build a house for a poor rural family. The women consisted of apprentices and qualified tradeswomen from carpentry, painting, civil construction, cabinet making, automotive and electrical. This podcast captures what the trip is about and how you can become involved in next years skills exchange opportunities.
 

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Date Topic Link
01/10/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Heidi

Occupation: Test and Tag
Location: QLD
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Heidi has an electrical, test and tag business. Heidi shares her story and how she has established a thriving business.
 

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Date Topic Link
18/03/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Jackie

Occupation: Business Owner
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: This podcast features Jackie from Scrap Solutions Scrap Metal Recycling in Geelong. Jackie's shares her tips on running a business and recommends fantastic resources to assist you with your business and career. Jackie is an advocate for sustainability and features in a pulse radio station show called "The Sustainable Hour"
 

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Date Topic Link
26/11/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Jacquelyn

Occupation: Rope Access Technician
Location: Western Australia
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Jacquelyn started her career as a free diver before getting her rope access qualification. Jacquelyn is also now a rigger and gaining hours to be an NDT and UT inspector. Working in Northern Territory Jacquelyn is currently doing Fly in Fly out work from Western Australia.
 

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Date Topic Link
12/11/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Jennifer

Occupation: Electrician
Location: New Zealand
Activity: Future Speaker
Biography: Jen is a generation electrician working in New Zealand. Jen grew up in a mining town and started her electrcial apprenticeship as a means to pay for her university degree in writing. As Jen progressed in her career she realised that her trade was only a stepping stone and that her career in electrical was going to fulfill her passion for writing.
 

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Date Topic Link
12/10/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Jess

Occupation: Horticulturist
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Jess started her own business in year 11, Working as a horticulturist and Landscaper Jess has had a successful career with many highlights. Her most recent achievement is landing a contract with Melbourne Zoo.
 

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Date Topic Link
13/05/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Jessica

Occupation: Carpenter
Location: Warrnambool, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Jess is currently working as a carpenter apprentice in regional Victoria. She also travels 2-3 hours to study architecture at university. Jess has big dreams for the future and is a fantastic example of what you can achieve with a career in the building industry.
 

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Date Topic Link
03/09/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Jillian

Occupation: Business Owner
Location: Braeside, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Jillian owns and operates an automotive workshop called Braeside Automotive. Jillian took a chance on purchasing the automotive workshop two years ago. With a background in online marketing and a daughter who had just begun her mechanics apprenticeship, Jillian dived into the automotive industry. This interview shares her journey and how much fun she has had along the way.
 

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Date Topic Link
08/10/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Joan

Occupation: Light Vehicle Mechanic
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Joan is a mechanic who then became a TAFE trainer. Jo is passionate about sharing her car knowledge with women, hosting her own basic mechanical knowledge classes for women and teaching her daughters to care for their cars. Joan is currently enjoying retirement but as you will hear she is more passionate than ever, Joan's story is guaranteed to get you looking at your car and thinking differently about the benefits of mechanical knowledge.
 

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Date Topic Link
06/08/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Kara

Occupation: Electrician
Location: Western Australia
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: 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.
 

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Date Topic Link
13/08/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Karina

Occupation: Heavy Vehicle Mechanic
Location: Queensland
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Karina is a heavy vehicle mechanic and is the author of “The Spanner Diaries”. After completing her apprenticeship and working in the industry Karina has begun studying at university.
 

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Date Topic Link
24/09/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Katrina

Occupation: Instrumentation Technician
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Katrina is an Instrumentation and Electrical Apprentice at Viva Energy
 

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Date Topic Link
11/06/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Kaye

Occupation: Spray Painter
Location: Western Australia
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Kaye shares her journey in the automotive industry. From working in the wrecking yard to spraying cars. Kaye has had an impressive career in the automotive industry and now owns her own business where she sprays and rebuilds cars.
 

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Date Topic Link
30/07/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Kerri-Anne

Occupation: Air Filtration
Location: Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: After completing a chef apprenticeship Kerri Anne has had a largely successful career working in many types of industries where women are underrepresented. Today’s story is all about the different types of opportunities you can pursue in trades
 

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Date Topic Link
04/01/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Kiarra

Occupation: Electrician
Location: NSW
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Kiarra is a passionate sparky. Her love from the industry and what she does will make you want to sign up for an electrical apprenticeship
 

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Date Topic Link
25/02/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Kim

Occupation: Electrician
Location: NSW
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Meet Kim, A Industrial electrician working in logistics and storage plants completing maintenance on machines. Kim left the industry to study at university and was drawn back to it after her course. Kim's story is inspirational and she reassures that if your having a tough time there are places out there that will look after you.
 

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Date Topic Link
07/01/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Laura

Occupation: Plumber
Location: Queensland
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Laura is a Plumber and has been so for 10 years! Laura shares her journey and advice on finding an apprenticeship. Laura loves her career choice and has plans to take over the family business or start her own one day.
 

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Date Topic Link
20/08/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Laura T

Occupation: Cabinet Maker
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: A qualified cabinet maker in her early 20's, Laura has started her own business. Laura's success and ambition in her trade have taught her a lot of lessons that she is willing to pass onto other women getting into the industry. Laura is an inspiration to other women in trades and even to her clients, who are often women that take an interest in Laura's career and use her workmanship as an opportunity to learn from her.
 

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Date Topic Link
17/09/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Linda

Occupation: Builder
Location: Western Australia
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Linda is the Director of Hi-Vis Women a not for profit organisation supporting women in trades. Linda is also a Director for a building company in WA called Buildcraft.
 

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Date Topic Link
04/06/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Lizzie

Occupation: Horticulturist
Location: NSW
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Lizzie has worked as a horticulture apprentice with her local council for almost two years. Lizzie shares her career journey and gives us an insight into what it is to be a horticulture apprentice.
 

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Date Topic Link
27/11/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Louise

Occupation: Heavy Vehicle Mechanic
Location: NSW
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Louise was the first ever female to compete in the WorldSkills Australian National competition, and the first female to ever win! Louise has had a widely successful career both on tools and off. Louise currently is spending her time giving back to apprentices working in the automotive industry and spends a lot of time volunteering with SALT. Louise's story is sure to inspire you.
 

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Date Topic Link
20/01/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Marie

Occupation: Safety Business Partner
Location: QLD
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Marie began her career as an electrical fitter mechanic and then pursued a pathway into the safety industry. Marie's story is proof that an apprenticeship is only a stepping stone towards a range of opportunities.
 

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Date Topic Link
03/12/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Marlene Cole

Occupation: Business Owner
Location: Adelaide
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Marlene is an international award-winning resume write, she has won three Toast of Resume Industry (TORI) Awards, leading on to being the 2nd highest contributor of samples in the latest Resume for Dummies. Currently serving on the 2018 WinRSA/WIMnetSA (Women in Mining/Women in Resources) Mentoring Program committee, she is also a Mentor for the University of Adelaide’s Civil and Mining Engineer Graduates. An Inspiring Rare Birds speaker, she has been a key speaker in the last 12 months at career expos across Australia (JOBEX SA, Adelaide Careers & Employment Expo, Skills West Expo), and a featured author of In the Spirit of Success compilation book for entrepreneurs; as well as developing and facilitating school-based Workplace Practices/PLP training programs based on job search and resumes.
 

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Date Topic Link
19/11/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Michelle

Occupation: Architect
Location: New South Whales
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Michelle studied interior design at TAFE before pursuing a career in architecture.
 

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Date Topic Link
15/10/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Millie

Occupation: Plumber
Location: Bendigo, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Millie is a plumbing apprentice from regional Victoria. In her second year of plumbing, Millie is really enjoying her apprenticeship one that can lead to many different career opportunities. Millie's apprenticeship has provided her with fantastic opportunities such as buying a house and travel.
 

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Date Topic Link
22/10/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Nicole

Occupation: Cabinet Maker
Location: Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Nicole's career began in the hospitality industry working as a chef. Nicole changed careers from one trade to another and is absolutely loving it and kicking goals. Nicole is now a cabinet maker with big plans for the future.
 

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Date Topic Link
04/08/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Rachel

Occupation: Plumber
Location: Queensland
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Rachel a Plumber & Owner of Demeter Constructions Rachel is a plumber by trade and now project co-ordinates her construction company specialising in the tiny house movement.
 

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Date Topic Link
18/06/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Radmila

Occupation: Carpenter
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Radmila is a carpenter by trade and respected advocate for women in trades. Radmila shares her apprenticeship journey explaining how she received little support from her family and supported herself and her sister on an apprenticeship wage. Rad tells us how she overcome hardship to have a successful career in the building industry and how she has become respected tradeswomen and advocate to increase the percentage of women working in trades.
 

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Date Topic Link
02/07/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Rochelle

Occupation: Industrial Electrician
Location: Wangaratta, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Rochelle is an Industrial electrician, Vet Alumni and Apprenticeship Ambassador. Rochelle works with mechatronics and has plans to go to university to further her studies
 

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Date Topic Link
29/10/18 Career Interview Podcast Launch

Sika

Occupation: Fitter
Location: Queensland
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Sika a second-year diesel fitter apprentice is working in the mining industry of Queensland.
 

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Date Topic Link
29/04/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Tammy

Occupation: Electrician
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Tammy is an electrician in Geelong, Working in her family business she has recently stepped up to act as general manager. Tammy shares her passion for the industry and the goals she has for the future of her company. Listen to Tammy's story for inspiration and tips on how to get into the industry and why you should consider electrical as an apprenticeship pathway.
 

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Date Topic Link
01/01/19 Podcast Interview Launch

Trudy

Occupation: Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic
Location: Queensland
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Trudy is an outdoor power equipment apprentice. Trudy spent years in the construction industry working as a labourer and travelling Australia for work.
 

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Date Topic Link
25/06/18 Podcast Interview Launch

Vida

Occupation: Carpenter
Location: Western Australia
Activity: Previous Speaker
Biography: Vida's career is one to keep an eye on. Vida currently works on commercial sites as a carpentry apprentice. Vida left her career in the event industry, ditching brides for concreting and formwork. Vida has big goals for the future and is working towards becoming a builder and architect with a passion for sustainable living. In this interview Vida talks about sustainability and how rewarding her career as a carpenter has been. She shares how wonderfully rewarding an apprenticeship pathway is and why more women need to take up a career in the building and construction industry.
 

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Date Topic Link
23/07/18 Podcast Interview Launch