Female Apprentice Makes Her Mark In A Male-Dominated Plumbing Industry
A plumber can be described as a tradesperson that specializes in the installation and maintenance of the plumbing and drainage systems. Plumbing, on the other hand, is known as the system of pipes, drains, fittings and valves that enable the distribution of potable water and even for waste removal. When talking about the trade, plumbing is known to deal with installations and maintenance.
Plumbing has existed since the time of the ancient civilizations. Their importance mainly revolves around their ability to provide potable water and a means for waste disposal. However, as time passed by and when the world entered its modern era, plumbing had soon become an important industry. It has also been described as a substantial part of every developed economy. Now since every home requires a plumbing system to be deemed habitable, one would now understand the importance of having plumbers.
Plumbers, like those from Pro Jett, are able to install, repair and maintain a house’s or building’s plumbing systems. They can also be called on during times of emergencies and great risks. It can also be said that the plumbing industry is a male dominated industry and there are only a few women who are interested in becoming plumbers. It’s not every day that you’ll be able to see female plumbers fixing your kitchen sink and doing a good job at it.
19-year old Brielle Lentfer is one such woman. The first year apprentice at Coffs Harbour TAFE is set to break the male-dominated stereotype that has always been associated with the plumbing industry. In fact, just a month ago, she was able to win a $1000 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grant which was only awarded to 25 apprentices nationwide.
When asked what she would do with the money, Lentfer said that she plans to hold onto it whenever there is a need for tools and similar items. According to her, it had been very difficult to break into the plumbing industry, saying that a lot of aspiring women face a lot of hardships before they can enter the industry.
She said that the industry often overlooks women and don’t think that they are capable enough for plumbing work. However, it would seem that Brielle Lentfer is a living proof that women are in fact, able to hold their own against the male species in the plumbing industry.