SINCE entering education, Rose Koreia wanted to become an electrician. It was a childhood dream and ambition never to be questioned.
“Achieving a dream job is a blessing,” Koreia told Solomon Women Newspaper after receiving her Certificate III in Electro-Technology Electrician at the graduation ceremony held at Heritage Park Hotel.
Rose was among the 64 Australian Pacific Technical College (APTC) students who recently graduated from the Technical institute.
“I dreamt of becoming an Electrician, when I was in primary and secondary school. My aim was to serve my country as a female electrician. Am very happy to receive my technical qualification because it is recognized internationally.
“I believe my successful completion of my technical trainings will help me a lot in my career. I had learnt a lot of new things such as; computing which controls work systems and assessments in electrics.
“Doing few practical trainings has helped me a lot in gaining new skills and knowledge in electrics,” she added.
The six months of intensive technical training proved a success story and moment of self-accomplishment for the Malaitan.
“Working with electrics is very dangerous as it can cause a lot of fatal accidents, therefore, it requires high safety standards and qualified people to deal with it. I also learnt several skills from my fellow Pacific Islanders at the technical institute,” Ms. Koreia said.
Meanwhile, she confidently expressed that what motivated her to take on the job as an electrician is because women can also do men’s job.
“I wanted to break that barrier so that people can know that women are also powerful and are capable of helping their nation in whatever they are capable in doing.
“Therefore, I want to encourage other females who have the keen interest in electrical trades to take up the challenge because to become a female electrician is a unique thing.
“If I can do it, I believe you can also do it,” Rose added.