Airmaster Qld Apprentice, Natasha Kirchner, has recently been awarded Tradie of the Year by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).
Airmaster Apprentice, Natasha Kirchner, has recently been awarded Tradie of the Year by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).
NAWIC, a not-for-profit organisation, promotes women in non-traditional trades and organisations. Natasha received her award at the annual NAWIC Awards for Excellence. The night celebrates and recognises women who have a positive influence and empowerment toward their given industries.
Employed at Airmaster’s Queensland branch, Natasha was nominated by TAFE Queensland in two categories, "Tradie of the Year" and "Young Achiever". After submitting answers to several questions and an interview with the judging panel leading up to the event, Natasha took home the coveted prize.
Natasha felt very honoured to win. "After answering their questions and telling my story, I was lucky enough to win the award, which was exciting".
“I am very grateful for the opportunities provided to me by Airmaster and in particular the support from Wayne, Luke and our entire Queensland branch. Without their guidance, I wouldn’t be in a position to be awarded with this achievement,” she said.
The award has also resulted in Natasha regularly attending NAWIC events as a guest speaker and sitting on Q&A panels to help inspire the younger generation of females and males to get into the construction industry.
The award caps off a remarkable two years for Natasha, who was also awarded the 2020 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprentice of the Year award at TAFE Queensland's – SkillsTech Awards.