Together with Mingara Leisure Group, we are super proud of Master Builders 2nd-year Carpentry apprentice Tasharn Smith. Tasharn has just moved into the 2nd year of her Carpentry apprenticeship with Master Builders, and just turned 17 and bought her first car. Her Carpentry apprenticeship just keeps getting better and better. Based on the Central Coast, Ben Debono Construction Project Manager of Mingara Leisure Group decided to nominate his apprentice Tasharn for the BUNNINGS WOMEN IN APPRENTICESHIPS 2023 competition. In recent times, Tasharn has also contributed to the NAIDOC week campaign representing aboriginal apprentices for Master Builders.
Out of almost 1800 entries, 10 were awarded across Australia with only 2 in NSW. Congratulations Tasharn on winning the Bunnings Trade Women in Apprenticeships 2023 Award. What a tremendous effort. Tasharn received an Apprentice Prize Pack worth approximately $8535.
As part of the entry requirements, Ben had this to say about his apprentice “Tasharn possesses maturity beyond her years. Continually showing up on-site and on time without fail, she takes pride in her appearance, is inquisitive, committed, and communicates effectively. So far, Tasharn has worked on a major commercial club refurbishment, as well as many café, restaurant, and civil projects that she has completed safely and successfully while always showing impeccable workmanship.”
The prize was presented at Bunnings Lake Haven. In support of Tasharn, Master Builders regional Coordinator Central Coast Kerry Bendeich was in attendance. As part of the presentation, Ben DeBono from Mingara Leisure Group, her teammates, and Tasharn’s Mum was in attendance.
The prize pack contained Bunnings Gift Cards valued at $7000, a $1500 Hard Yakka gift card to redeem Hard Yakka merchandise and workwear, and a Mentorship and 12-month membership with The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) valued at $35 for Apprentice Membership, and with varying State/Territory costs for the Membership program (NSW $199). The Bunnings Flannelette shirts also were a treat to receive.
This award will greatly help Tasharn gain more confidence and be successful in her career. She aspires to build her own construction business and to give other young women the opportunity to grow, learn, and prosper.
If you are located on the Central Coast and would like to know more about how Master Builders can help you with a career in building and construction, or if you are thinking about taking on an apprentice visit our website mbaapprenticeship.com.au, or call us on 02 8586 3588.