Woman Breaks Barriers to Become a Mechanic

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Originally posted on NewEra


A young female auto mechanic Josephine Iipinge, who graduated from the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre (WVTC), has penetrated the men’s industry and has dared other women to show men that women are also able to do what is perceived to be work for men.

Iipinge, who is in her late 20s, graduated from WVTC in 2008 and ventured into the male-dominated sector, which she feels like any other jobs should not be reserved only for men but also for women.

In an interview at her workshop, Vehicle Solution situated at Prosperita yesterday, Iipinge said she is unmoved by the fact that auto mechanics is traditionally known as a preserve for men.
She said she is the only woman at the workshop staffed by over five men.

“I am in this industry with men and I am challenging them. I want to show them what women are…

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