Sophie grew up around machinery on her family farm in Booleroo Centre in the Flinders Ranges and just moved to the other side of the state for her passion!
She undertook Certificate III in Rural Operations in Year 10, to build background knowledge in agriculture, and completed work experience with Tatiara Truck & Trailers on the Limestone Coast, where she now works.
She is finishing a school-based apprenticeship, and a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology through TAFE SA.
Sophie’s skills in Automotive Electrical improve daily and she now works independently, diagnosing and solving problems. She is excited to share the new things she learns each week with family and friends.
Actively participating in her local area is important to Sophie. She believes the small things we do for each other build a community, and she looks forward to immersing herself in her new home of Bordertown.
The 2023 School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year category is proudly sponsored by the Department for Education.