Plastfix in Australia has launched its Women 4 Plastic Repairs Programme.
The aim is to promote a presence of women in the automotive repair industry through mentoring, flexible working hours and policies that promote fairness and strengthen opportunities for a more diverse and female inclusive workforce.
Plastfix recently recruited its first female plastic repair technician, who has joined its service team in Queensland after successfully completing a six-week training and repair process induction with QLD Team Leader Keenen Chapman. On the back of her rapid success and quality of work, Plastfix says Kirsten Heindel has become the foundation ambassador for the company’s programme.
Mario Dimovski, CEO of Plastfix said: “This programme is close to my heart, having three young girls of my own I always encourage them that they can pursue any career or passion they want and this program is the perfect example of that, led by a very suited role model in Kirsten Heindel our Women 4 Plastic Repairs ambassador that I am very proud of.
“We are aiming to double our workforce in the next 18 months to about 90 staff and it is vital we provide opportunities for all suited candidates to achieve this goal as trade industries across all sectors suffer growing skills shortages.”