Gladstone tradie up for award

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FOURTH year heavy diesel tech­ni­cian ap­pren­tice Alanna Den­nien wanted a trade that was both chal­leng­ing and re­ward­ing at the same time.

The hard-work­ing ap­pren­tice at Ko­matsu in Gladstone has been nom­i­nated for Ex­cep­tional Trade/Tech­ni­cian/Op­er­a­tor in the 2019 Re­sources Awards for Women.

The awards are run by Queens­land Re­sources Coun­cil, Women in Min­ing and Re­sources Queens­land to recog­nise women and the work of men and women to pro­mote gen­der di­ver­sity in the sec­tor.

Alanna said it was an hon­our to be nom­i­nated for the award as it is a very large in­dus­try she’s em­ployed in and had to work hard to be where she is to­day. “The cat­e­gory was nar­rowed down to three fi­nal­ists and the en­trants had to an­swer in depth ques­tions about their cho­sen pro­fes­sions,” Alanna said. Alanna is orig­i­nally from Biloela. QRC chief ex­ec­u­tive Ian Macfar­lane said the awards recog­nised the sec­tor’s abil­ity to bring gen­der bal­ance in the work­places.

The awards pre­sen­ta­tion will be in Bris­bane on March 8. OUT­STAND­ING: Alanna Den­nien has been nom­i­nated for Ex­cep­tional Trade/Tech­ni­cian/ Op­er­a­tor in the 2019 Re­sources Awards for Women.

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