WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017
Louise describes herself as unusual and chirpy, two qualities that make an excellent WorldSkills participant.
Growing up on the family farm and always working with her hands is what inspired Louise to try her hand at heavy vehicle mechanics.
“My parents were great cheerleaders and supported me to go after my dream of a career where I love to figure out how things work.”
A past WorldSkills competitor and previous work colleague recognised Louise’s potential and encouraged her to apply, motivating her with support and advice.
All the new skills and new people Louise has met through WorldSkills have opened her mind to all the possibilities out there for a woman as driven and inspired as she is.
Louise is passionate about seeing other women enter trades and sees the biggest obstacle in her industry as being gender diversity.
She is proving to the world that women really CAN do it all despite the gender stereotypes and achieve greatness in her field through determination, commitment and a strong work ethic.
Milorad Pirovic, who has with the support of his employer Westrac, is the expert for Heavy Vehicle Maintenance.
Milorad is a National Gold medalist and BBM recipient.
He has also he has mentored and trained regionally (Sydney West), and has judged three Nationals including as a Deputy Chief judge.