Khandice French

Khandice French, a Gija woman, graduated from St Brigid’s College in 2020 having been supported through her secondary education by MADALAH.

We identified during her final year in secondary school that Khandice had a keen interest in engineering and was hoping to attain full time work in 2021 following her graduation. With our support, Khandice flew to Perth from her hometown in Wyndham to attend an interview with a global engineering company who at the time happened to be exploring a potential partnership with MADALAH.

Khandice secured a full time traineeship for 2021 as a result and is now based in their Perth office and travels to various mines. Khandice is also being supported to attend TAFE and study Mechanical Engineering Design!

We asked Khandice how her first year out of school was going and how she was enjoying the traineeship, here is what she had to say… “My time at Fluor has been pretty great so far, they’ve been very helpful with my learning progress and have allowed me to have more study time in the office with a tutor. Some highlights are sundowners and lunch & learn trips. I have learnt a lot this past year by getting involved in a new project, issuing general arrangements, learning a new software program, setting up drawings, and much more.”

Khandice also went on to mention that she hopes to pass her upcoming exams and achieve her diploma, as well as continue to experience and learn new things in and out of the work place.

We are so proud of Khandice and it has been wonderful to support her on her post-secondary journey.

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