Qualification: Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
Host Business: Nilsen NT
RTO: Charles Darwin University
“I am hoping to encourage other females to step into a trade whether it be as an electrician or other.”
Ranty Labasi chose an electrical apprenticeship to gain industry experience and skills that would allow her to be a role model for others and especially for her two kids. Ranty grows more confident and competent with every job she completes.
In a testament to Ranty’s excellence she was chosen as a Prelude to the Future Program 5 Leader. In addition to this Ranty took home the 2022 GTNT Group Prelude to the Future Most Outstanding Shell Apprentice Award and was a finalist in the 2022 Master Builders NT EBC Awards. She was also the winner for the NAWIC NT Award for Outstanding Female in Construction Industry at the 2023 GTNT Group Awards.
What impact did your studies/work have on your life?
I was lucky enough to have been chosen for the Prelude to the Future program in 2021 with GTNT Group and I am completing my second year.
I decided to undergo an apprenticeship, as I wanted to gain insight and experience in the industry, whilst also wanting to be a role model to anyone considering getting into the trade and I also became a part of the Prelude leadership program.
Aiming to work on a large project in renewable energy one day in the future to help lower power costs and helping our environment. I am building not only my knowledge but also my passion for my trade. Being the only female apprentice in my workplace has been challenging, but with every job completed, my confidence in myself as a woman in construction builds.
Working with Lendlease on the Tindal redevelopment project the last few months has been one of the biggest highlights this past year. I am the only female onsite and living away from my children, I did struggle but I overcame the challenges as they have come along. Keeping up work morale and helping in any way possible.
Being awarded Prelude to the Future Most Outstanding Shell Apprentice in 2022 and a Master Builders 2022 Finalist was an amazing feat. I strive to do my best with any work that I am involved in, and I continue to learn on my journey to becoming a qualified trades woman.