Young Industry Ambassador – Tash Smith
Lansell Homes is a big believer in education. As such when Goldfields LLEN reached out to us, we encouraged Tash, one of our younger team members to become involved as a Young Industry Ambassador (YIA).
As a YIA, she inspires primary and secondary school students by sharing her story in classrooms and assemblies. She shares her interests, a typical day at her workplace, what she enjoys about her work and lifestyle as well as what the building industry can offer.
This role has helped her develop strong connections in the community and confidence as she empowers young people to create positive change in their lives.
She receives ongoing training and mentoring in leadership, communications, public speaking, and engagement.
Tash has also been involved in a number of career expos this year speaking to secondary students about the diverse range of employment opportunities in the building industry.
Sharing her career journey and pathways through apprenticeships, traineeships, and non-university pathways.
Her efforts were recently recognised by Goldfields LLEN
Tash says while her first-ever presentation was nerve-wracking, she now thoroughly enjoys sharing her story and educating youth on apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities. “I was really nervous to do the first presentation, but the Goldfields LLEN team worked with me to prepare and do the presentation in a comfortable environment.
After seeing the students’ responses, I knew I wanted to do more presentations and engage with kids to show them what the building industry, apprenticeships, and traineeships can offer. Now I can’t wait to go and share my story.
I love what the Goldfields LLEN team does, and it’s great to work with them and my fellow ambassadors. Being a YIA has led me to do things I never thought I would, and I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about it.”
She has found the whole experience very fulfilling and encourages her peers to consider becoming young ambassadors themselves.
Jeff, CEO of Lansell Homes said that “when the Goldfields LLEN asked for support, we immediately thought of Tash and she is passionate about educating people about the range of careers available in the building industry”.
He added that “Tash has learned numerous new skills being a YIA, she adds value back to us as a business, and has the opportunity to help young people”