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Name: Shevonne Evans  Age: 21 Job: BCITO architectural aluminium joinery apprentice City/town: Tokoroa** What does your job entail? Manufacturing aluminium joinery i.e. aluminium windows and doors. How long have you been doing it? Two and a half years.  What attracted you to this line of work? I wasn’t sure...
Taryn Woodham graduated as a teacher more than 12 years ago, but life took her in other directions. It wasn’t until two years ago that she “came a full circle” and began working as a primary school teacher in Christchurch.

A passion for food

Avril Grant’s foodie career path started out in delicatessens. She got her “lucky break” when she landed a job with Ruth Pretty Catering and over the next 13 and a half years Ruth Pretty taught Avril everything she needed to know to be a chef.
Chris Henry runs 818, an agency that looks after the publicity for some of New Zealand's biggest entertainment projects.
Look into any number of classrooms around the country where technology and sciences are taught, and you may find only one girl among a room of boys. 
What's the future of banking? The stigma of it being traditional and boring is over - a technology injection is bringing a host of new jobs and necessary skill sets.
We've heard plenty about efforts to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics - or STEM - a more diverse space and one that appeals to tomorrow's bright minds. Are they working? Jamie Morton talked to one of our best known role models for science, University of Auckland microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles.

A way with words

Jude Barback loves having a job that allows her to write for a living.
Calling all young Kiwi engineering students - one of the world's top auto manufactures and Formula 1 teams is looking for you.
From pulling pints to unblocking pipes, Halley Edgar has no regrets about giving up her bartending job to study to become a plumber. Nor is she phased about being a female in a male-dominated industry.
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