2022 NSW Training Awards Apprentice of the Year for Hunter and Central Coast Region
2022 NSW Training Awards Speciality Industry Award for Women in Trades
Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Electrician
Thanks to Lucinda’s tenacity and the visual, hands-on learning style that VET provided, Lucinda excelled throughout her apprenticeship and is proud to say she’s now a qualified electrician.
I am a determined and educated woman with a fierce drive to succeed, and I am proud to say I am an electrician.
Undertaking her Certificate III in Electrotechnology, Lucinda knew that despite her enthusiasm she would have to grapple with a learning difficulty that had plagued her throughout her secondary schooling.
“Armed with the maths skills of a year 5 equivalent and very few literacy skills, I enrolled in TAFE NSW where I learnt to read and write, which led me to my apprenticeship.”
Through commitment, hard-work and the visual, hands-on learning approach TAFE provided Lucinda, she began to thrive as an apprentice.
“In my first electrical apprenticeship year I went through many hours of personal tutoring to catch up my maths skills. Combined with incredible support from my teacher I am now achieving high scores in exams.”
During her apprenticeship, Lucinda has had the benefit of working alongside expert tradespeople with her employer, GBE group, who she praises for giving women a chance to succeed in a non-traditional trade.
“From the start I have been lucky enough to be exposed to practical electrical work and fellow tradesmen putting in the time to make me a great electrician, instead of just having me on a broom.”
A proud Indigenous woman, Lucinda is also a passionate advocate for Aboriginal students.
“A proud Guringai woman of the Eora nation with mob from the Hawkesbury region, I am an ambassador for the Indigenous people and women everywhere working towards becoming an electrician.”
Now a qualified electrician, Lucinda couldn’t be prouder of overcoming personal trauma and a learning difficulty to succeed in her chosen career.