Emma’s Story: Forklift Licence Training
At AITAC and Your Licence we want our training and assessment to be conducted in a way that encourages all of our learners to participate and successfully complete their training.
Recently we had the opportunity to talk to Emma at our training facility in Tullamarine, Melbourne.
We asked Emma about her decision to be trained and assessed for a Forklift Licence and what she thought about career opportunities for women with this qualification.
Emma is a young woman currently employed in a completely unrelated field to Warehousing and Distribution. Flexible hours, an attractive salary and the manual labour elements of the job, are what initially encouraged her to take the leap away from her office based job and change career. She arrived for her two intensive days of training with no previous experience driving a forklift.
“Driving the forklifts on the course was the most enjoyable part to me” said Emma. “I learn things best when I can practice on the job so this course was really good for me in that respect.”
She went on to tell us “The trainer was really helpful and explained everything fully so it was easy to understand.”
We also asked Emma if she thought this was a good career choice for women “Yes of course! With flexible working hours, good pay and manual work to help keep active it’s a great choice for women. Women like manual jobs too” she said. “Having a forklift driving licence will really help when I’m applying for jobs” Emma added.
Emma successfully completed her training and assessment and obtained her Licence to drive a Forklift. We wish her every success in her career in warehousing and distribution and hope Emma’s story encourages more women to consider Forklift driving for employment opportunities.