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Meet the new face of plumbing

30 April 2017

At the recent World Plumbing Day celebrations on March 10, Carlie Low was appointed as MPAQ’s new Female Plumbing Ambassador for 2017.

Hosted by the Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ), the industry’s biggest event attracted over 350 people. The purpose of the female plumbing ambassadorship is to promote the trade to women and encourage them to consider it as a future career path.

Carlie is a licensed plumber, drainer and gasfitter. After several years working in this field, Carlie was appointed as a Brisbane City Council Plumbing Inspector in 2004.

A previous winner of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission’s Women in Plumbing and Gas Award, Carlie is passionate about encouraging women to get into a trade and her success has helped pave the way for other women to pursue careers in the industry.

Carlie’s ambassadorship role will include speaking at schools and colleges to encourage students to consider an apprenticeship and think about where a trade could take them.

MPAQ Executive Director, Penny Cornah, said “we are very excited to announce the second MPAQ Female Plumbing Ambassador in what will be a significant step forward for an industry in which female participation has historically been low, but we see that changing for the better!”

Congratulations to Carlie on being appointed as this year’s Female Ambassador for Plumbing.

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