Five minutes with…Caitlin Anderson

Caitlin Anderson of Nhulunbuy High School, Northern Territory, gives credit to her Mum for her love of the business industry. She was always influenced by her Mum to pursue her dreams and says she thoroughly enjoyed when she got to help her out during the school holidays with any administration assignments, and from here her passion grew. “Being in an admin position at any business is an exceptional part of a business. If you are successful in all the work completed within a business, the business is successful,” Caitlin says.

Currently in her second year of this school-based traineeship, Caitlin has set her sights on completing year 12 and then plans to move into a successful job in her preferred industry. “I would love to experience different areas of the business industry and be able to explore, as it would open my knowledge to more opportunities,” she says. Having a mentor to look up to has really helped Caitlin along, describing her lecturer Marlene Organ as “inspiring and always pushing me to my limits.”

In preparation for the upcoming Skills Show in Sydney, Caitlin has been putting aside half an hour each day to go through the past years competition packs and studying the different questions and tasks. When asked about her WorldSkills experience to date, she says “I hope to become more self-directed by finding out my personal skills that I will grow while competing. WorldSkills is creating big opportunities for my career and I am excited for the adventure within this competition. I am very excited to experience the atmosphere that a National creates and I will represent my small home region with pride!”

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