Having left school with no qualifications, Tina was nervous about starting a level 1 award in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Motorcycle) at Canterbury College in 2009. However, she completed the course and also gained level 1 certificates in Literacy and Numeracy and a level 2 Service Maintenance Technician qualification, making her a qualified light vehicle technician. Tina continued studying and gained the level 2 award in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair too. Tina is the first female in the south east region to gain Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) which she puts to good use by working at her husband’s motor vehicle business, enabling the business to grow.
“As a female in a very male-orientated world, adjusting to a male environment has been very challenging, but in spite of this I have managed to achieve,” said Tina. “Receiving the qualifications that I have earned will enable me to go forward and carry out my dreams of becoming an MOT tester for the class that I have a great passion for – motorcycles.”