It’s International Women in Engineering Day and what better way to celebrate than to give a shout out to Stacey Harrer, a mature student who has completed her Level 2 EAL Engineering course, and signed up to continue her career journey with Darlington College with the Level 3 course this September, her sights firmly on a future in Engineering.
Looking for a career change and a new start in life, Stacey first wanted to apply for a mechanics position, but after having advice and support from our engineering team she found herself enrolled onto Level 2 Engineering and embarking on the career change she sought after.
Stacey says, ‘I was like a deer in headlights when it came to my first week, however I felt so welcome and included within this full-time course that my confidence grew more and more each day… I cannot thank the College, Engineering tutors and fellow students enough for the time during this course, it has changed my life’
‘Stacey joined us being the oldest engineering full time Level 2 student we have had in the department. Her overall attitude, attention to detail in everything she does resonates through the course – she is a champion for other mature students to realise they can achieve their goals and aspirations’ – Jason Batey, Senior Lecturer – Engineering
Already looking to continue her journey at university level, Stacey is an inspiration, an #EngineeringHero for the next generation of female engineers and hopes to be ‘advocate’ for any mature student looking to change their path in life #DontJustLearnItLiveIt #INWED21