Louise has recognised the importance of mentoring and coaching throughout her journey and wants to pass on that support in as many ways as she can. She is now a qualified life coach and supports tradeswomen on there journey to over come self doubt and be confident in everything they do!
Louise started training in 2018 as a volunteer for SALT (Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen) which is where her love of training started.
She was a trainer for Westrac ACT/NSW from 2019 to 2021, a contract trainer and assessor teaching Heavy Vehicle and Plant Mechanics from 2021 to 2022 and now works full time as a coach and a mentor.
In 2016, while Louise was completing the 4th year of her apprenticeship, her mentor put her forward to compete in the 2015 regional Heavy Vehicle Mechanical competition which was held in the Illawarra. She competed in September and came second in the event.
This lead her to be the first female to compete in the Australian National Heavy Vehicle competition in Melbourne October 2016. Louise was then the first Female to ever receive a Gold Medal in the category.
The following year she trained hard to compete in the, 2017 Abu Dhabi International Competition. In October she headed to Abu Dhabi with the Skillaroos and took out 4th place in her category and Australia ranked 10th overall.
Her position has now changed from competitor to judge. She has judged at the 2018 Sydney National WorldSkills Competition, and has been Chief Judge at the Regional WorldSkills Competition at the National Construction Convention, November 2018.
For the 2021 National WorldSkills competition in her position was National Chief Judge for Heavy Vehicle Mechanics.
Louise enjoys spreading the word about organisations that have supported and encouraged her along the way. She wants to let other people know about these so they can take advantage of the services and opportunities they offer. Some of theses include -
-Brett Carter Events-Greater Western Sydney Careers Market & Apprenticeship/Traineeship & Jobs Expos
-Australian Apprenticeship Ambassador
Being on a trade career path has opened up so many doors for Louise. She has had some incredible experiences, lessons learnt and her skill set broadened. None of this would have been possible without the endless support from family, friends, co-workers and most importantly her mentors.
A lot was given to Louise as an up and coming professional and now she would like to give back the support. Below a list of services she is available for:
If you would like to get in touch please see the contact information below.
Louise was an ambassador for the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show. She got this opportunity from receiving Highly Commended National Heavy Vehicle Apprentice of the year.
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