Mrs Caroline won the SMEsMEDIA entrepreneur of the week. She has been followed up by our media expert for sometimes and has been consistent with what she does. Mrs Caroline is a technician who fixes air-conditioners and vehicle cooling system. One of the oldest adage that said “what a man can do, a woman can do better” is evidenced in Mrs Caroline’s line of occupation.
Meet Our Winner and See What She Has To Say:
What did you have in mind when you resolved to become a technician?
Well, I learnt how to fix vehicle cooling system and air conditioners as an office secretary, I did not intentionally venture into technical work. I was working in a company as a secretary when my brother invited me to come and do secretarial work for him. He is a technician and have boys that works for him. When I resumed work at his office, I noticed that I have interest and passion deep inside me for technical works though I never knew I can have passion for such work.
This line of vocation seems to be dominated by men, so how do you feel being the only woman within this area who does technical work?
There is nothing there my brother, it doesn’t matter what one does to make a living as long as it’s legitimate. As for feeling anything, I think it has been fun being the only woman that does this kind of job around here, to me what tops my priority is to solve my customers problems shekina.
How long did it take you to learn this job?
I started fixing air conditioners within the period of six months. Nothing is difficult if you put your time and passion on it.
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced in this job?
Removing car fan and some other things that has to do with exerting force. I may need the assistant of a man to get those things done.
Have you ever had problems with any of your customers?
One of the things that causes problems in this kind of work is unfaithfulness and lack of professionalism. If you give your customers what they want there will be no room for misunderstanding.
What is your advice for other young women who are looking for employment?
They should follow their mind, if working for employment is on your mind follow it, if you want to become an entrepreneur start today; delay may be dangerous.