Award-winning apprentice Kira Van Druten says moving from Sydney to Melbourne to complete a cabinet-making course was one of the happiest decisions of her life.
Inspired by her positive high school experience, Kira chose Holmesglen and the MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making to continue her love of woodwork and gain the skills to one day start her own business.
“After placing third in New South Wales for ‘Industrial Technology - Timber’ during my HSC, it was clear this was something I was good at and enjoyed, so I decided to give cabinet making a go when I came to Melbourne. I am so happy I did.”
Now, Kira is one of the industry’s top emerging cabinet makers, taking her skills to the national stage at WorldSkills Australia.
- WorldSkills Australia – Melbourne East Region, Gold medalist (2019)
- Holmesglen Top Furniture Maker Award (2020)
- Holmesglen Apprentice of the Year finalist (2020)