Technical jobs are no longer for only men.
As more women continue to break barriers and succeed in these fields.
Many women have moved on to become managers and supervisors in fields where men used to be team leaders, supervisors, and managers, especially in the mining, shipping and aviation industries, to name a few.
They have not only held higher positions in those once male-dominated fields but have delivered and continue to deliver quality services to the organizations they are attached to.
Three more Papua New Guinean women have proven this trend by becoming the first certified and qualified women to handle and operate the new rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes.
The three women were part of a contingent of six operators who underwent a week-long high skilled set training in Manila, Philippines at the International Container Terminal Service, Inc. (ICTSI) headquarters.
The women have overshadowed the odds of being in a male-dominated environment and have worked alongside their male counterparts which were quite challenging but it was something they really enjoyed doing.
For instance, operating huge cranes and working in a busy environment like the shipping industry providing services in loading and offloading containers.
In such cases, critical thinking, analysis, and timing is crucial and challenging and demands commitment, self-sacrifice, and determination to handle the job well.
However, for the three women, they are up for the challenge and are always ready to deliver what is needed from them.
The female operators Nelly Joseph, Daphney Nasinom and Nasunu Joe are currently employed by South Pacific International Container Terminal. They have furthered their training in Manila, Philippines and recently returned.
They are specialized in operating the new RTGs 16-wheeled electric-powered cranes which will power the international container terminal in Lae to meet international standards.
These women were part of the second batch of operators who underwent specialized high tactical training skills under the ICTSI skills development pathway program to equip and develop skills, giving the locals an opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge in the various aspects of container terminal services.
The women were very grateful for the privilege and opportunity gave and stand ready to deliver what they have learned from the training.