Inspiring Women to Take on Trades

Inspiring Women to Take on Trades

Our first-year Mobile Plant Mechanical Apprentice, Gabrielle, has had an amazing start to her apprenticeship. Last year she was the recipient of the MIGAS Rising Star Apprentice (First Year) award in recognition of her outstanding efforts. Now she’s inspiring other women with her apprenticeship journey.

During a recent interview with Australian Paint and Panel, Gabrielle revealed that her interest in diesel mechanics was sparked during a road trip around the Northern Territory.

“I’ve always been interested in understanding how things work and how pieces fit together so I’ve really excelled in this course,” said Gabrielle.

In its 2020-21 budget, the NSW Government committed $57.4 million for a new Trades Skills Pathways Centre with a goal of paving the way for more women and mature workers to take up trades.

“My advice to other females interested in pursuing a career in a male-dominated trade is to dive in and follow your passion. TAFE NSW has supportive teachers that are ready to help you launch your career,” said Gabrielle.

Gabrielle's host employer Tutt Bryant Equipment is very pleased with her performance and looks forward to having her work with them over the coming years.

At MIGAS we strongly encourage women of all ages to consider a career in trades, and believe it will strengthen the future of Australia’s skilled workforce. We will soon be launching a new program to aid women taking on a trade career – stay tuned for details and how you can participate.

For a list of all our current apprenticeships and traineeship visit our Jobs page.

To read Gabrielle’s interview visit Australasian Paint and Panel.

Published 03 February 2021