In 2019 Louise was part of a WorldSkills International campaign where WorldSkills Champions (past international competitors) shared their thoughts on how to get more women into non-traditional areas and how to support them once they are there.
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 2016.
Part of this video was used as an introduction to a panel Louise was speaking on. The panel was addressing groups of 200+ students about entering the transport industry and different roles and opportunities the industry offers.
Louise was a keynote speaker at the Trades Women Australia Conference held in Brisbane, Australia. Louise spoke about her experience getting into the trades, completing her apprenticeship, competing in the WorldSkills Competition and what her life looked like at the time.
In 2017 Louise competed in the Heavy Vehicle WorldSkills Competition held in Abu Dhabi. Louise was the first female to compete in the competition at an international level in the category and some of her family members flew over to watch her compete.
In the lead up to competiting in the WorldSkills International Competition Louise and fellow competitor Brayden had the opportunity to appear on the Today Show for there 5 minutes of fame.
A short video capturing a day in the life of Louise in the lead up to WorldSkills Internationals.
Working hands-on at the family farm inspired Louise to pursue a career in heavy vehicle mechanics. Louise is passionate about seeing other women enter trades and sees gender diversity as the biggest obstacle in the industry.
The moment Louise found out that all her hard work has paid of and she won gold!
Heavy Vehicle Apprentices Sarah Swarbrick & Louise Azzopardi.
This is Louise's first video aperance in 2014 explaing why she got into into the heavy vehicle industry and what she enjoys about it!