Girl’s getting skills…and kudos!

Recognition, Success Stories

EbonyDrane_Apr17Ebony Drane started her apprenticeship with Directions in early January as a second year carpenter and joiner. She is hosted by Monford Group on the NorthLink project which is undertaking the Tonkin Hwy upgrade.

Ebony has had some previous exposure to civil construction, but her colleagues at Monford have been delighted with how quickly she has picked up complex formwork and carpentry skills in a short period of time.

“Her colleagues are also full of praise for Ebony on her safety awareness on a high risk construction site, telling me she consistently demonstrates safe work behaviour and contributes to safety decisions that affect the whole site,” said Ebony’s field supervisor, Directions Apprentice Consultant Steve Marrows.

“Her great sense of humour, team work and work ethic have seen her become an integral part of the Monford work group.”

Despite regularly working a 55 hour week Ebony still has the energy to support her community, having worked on fundraising teams for Royal Surf Lifesaving and the Australian Paralympics Committee and volunteering for The Cancer Council. We suspect she gets that energy from also being into a fit and healthy lifestyle.

In her spare time she loves building, DIY jobs, going to the gym and bike riding. We also found out Ebony is a pretty awesome soccer player too, having represented Western Australia for four years in the National Youth Championships.