MPREC client Madison Gallagher has begun an electrical apprenticeship in Broken Hill and as a client of the VTEC program will gain support and mentoring from MPREC's VTEC Case Manager Brendan Doyle.
Madi is now celebrating her new job with MBE Electrical.
Madi is proud to be a young Aboriginal woman entering a male dominated trade.
“Gender shouldn’t stop you from going after what you want,” she said.
“I am so excited to begin this apprenticeship and I just want to thank the people who made it possible. Keith Ferguson from SUMMIT in Broken Hill and Narelle Symonds from Apprenticeship Support have been fantastic.”
“I really appreciate all the support I’ve received.”
It comes at a time when women are being celebrated in business. March has been a big month, with the NSW Women of the Year Awards and International Women’s Day.
VTEC Case Manager Brendan Doyle says Madi is a great role model for other young women.
“She is lighting the way for others to follow in her footsteps,” he said. “I believe she will be a fantastic leader in her community in the future.”
This initiative is funded/supported by the Australian Government.