Cooloongup resident Stacey Boothman has won the South Metropolitan TAFE Apprentice of the Year Student of the Year Award.
As part of a four-year mechanical fitter apprenticeship with Alcoa Kwinana, Ms Boothman completed a Certificate III and has almost finished her Certificate IV in Mechanical Fitting.
She is also in the final stages of completing her Diploma of Engineering Advanced Trade at the Rockingham campus.
Her love for engineering started at a young age, while spending time with her dad, who works as a maintenance engineer.
“I always loved pulling things apart at my dad’s business to see how they worked,” she said.
Ms Boothman was recognised by her lecturers for being a role model to her fellow students and her dedication to improving in her chosen field.
“Being trained by a variety of knowledgeable lecturers has given me a broad range of learning experiences and expertise to gain a diverse base of knowledge,” she said. “I hope to finish my Diploma of Engineering and work in my field, continually growing my experience and contributing to the industry.
“Eventually, I would love to give back to future generations of apprentices and become a lecturer to pass on the knowledge I will pick up in my years of on the job training.”
SM TAFE panel chair Ty Theodore said Ms Boothman’s dedication was commendable and she was always looking at ways to continuously improve and support others.
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