Emma at Regional IWD 2024

Member Emma Tangye at Regional Australia IWD 2024 lunch

Emma Tangye, USU member and fleet mechanic at Snowy Monaro Regional Council was invited to speak at Regional Development Australia-Southern Inland’s International Women’s Day lunch.

Emma was one of many strong nominations received to speak at the event. Alongside two other female tradies from the southern inland region, Emma spoke about her experiences working in a male dominated industry.

Coming from a mechanically inclined family, Emma’s interest was sparked at a young age and has continued to grow stronger.

As soon as she could, Emma began an apprenticeship under her father, working on family cars. During school, she switched to autonomous vehicle servicing.

It was while working on a farm in the Monaro region that Emma developed a fascination for machinery, fuelling her ambition to specialise as a tractor mechanic.

In 2017, Emma secured a mechanics apprenticeship at Snowy Monaro Regional Council. While doing her mechanics apprenticeship, Emma also earned a Certificate III in Heavy Road Transport.

Since then, Emma has further developed her skills with a Certificate III in Mobile Plant. Alongside her dual trade qualifications, Emma has earned additional Tafe qualifications in hybrid and electric vehicles.

Emma’s commitment to the machinery field continues to grow stronger and stronger – we cannot wait to see where her dedication and drive takes her next!