Steve Jobs famously said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do!” Introducing Amelia (Milly) Robertson; a passionate and hardworking young woman who has a flourishing career in construction.

Milly loved being hands-on and outdoors while growing up in Maryborough, so she knew that working in construction was on the cards.

Taking woodwork and construction subjects at school, Milly was thrilled to hear that a Trade Training Centre was opening on the Sunshine Coast in 2010.

Milly attended CSQ’s ‘Creating Constructive Young Women’ event and participated in a previous version of the CSQ Gateways program, called Doorways to Construction (D2C).

During this time, she won a scholarship to the training centre and completed her Cert I in Construction and Cert II in Infrastructure and Resources – funded by CSQ.

Milly turned her growing interest in carpentry into an apprenticeship with East Coast Apprentices that she completed in 2017/18

Milly and CSQ have an enduring relationship and she is a massive advocate for CSQ programs.

“CSQ was there for me when I was doing my work experience and came out on-site to check in with me to see how I was going,” she recalls.

“My advice for women and men in the industry is to keep chasing your dreams and show up every day with a positive attitude.”

“Up-skilling and undertaking CSQ programs are well worth it, I have learnt so much more that you would be exposed to on the job site.”

Milly’s training journey isn’t over – she is now completing a CSQ funded Cert IV in Building and aiming for Project Management in the near future (which will take more upskilling!)

“To date, my CSQ contact Glen Carey, accompanies my career journey by offering guidance about future study, my goals, and information on the amazing funding in place for people in the industry.”

Milly’s dedication to her job, up-skilling, and being a CSQ advocate is inspiring.

“Show your employer that you want to be there! You never stop learning and will be surprised one day where you end up, you will thank yourself for sticking it out!”

Thanks for the inspo Milly, see you when you’re a Project Manager!

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