Sophie started with VEC while undertaking a carpentry apprenticeship through TasTAFE.
It’s been great to see her take up a number of opportunities since completing her apprenticeship that will help her career grow.
Sophie is now supporting and mentoring aspiring carpenters, guiding them through the challenges of studying and giving them tips on achieving work/life balance.
“I know it can be hard to get a job in a regional centre like Ulverstone and I’m grateful to have been given this opportunity. Now I want to help others find their pathway to a good job."
“The support and training I have received through VEC has given me the confidence to take this on.”
Sophie goes on to represent Tasmania in the national training awards in November.