“I enjoy working on cars of any sort, and the pre-apprenticeship at The Gordon gave me the starting blocks to fulfil my passion. I learnt so many things I never knew, the teachers and students were great, and I really enjoyed all the new skills.
Just before I finished my pre-apprenticeship, I was offered a job at Geelong Mazda. It was a bit nerve racking, but the course gave me the confidence to take on anything. I’m now a full-time apprentice mechanic and love going to a job that I enjoy every day. I was the only female mechanic when I started, but they made me feel really welcome and part of the team.
I spend one week at The Gordon every 1-2 months for on-campus training, which is a nice change from the workplace. I can work at my own pace and the teachers are really helpful and knowledgeable.”
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, 2016