Age shouldn’t be a barrier

JANE Clarke is an inspiration.
Nanjing Night Net

Ms Clarke was awarded Apprentice of the Year at an Australia Day ceremony.

Since September last year she has been working as an apprentice at Daylesford restaurant Mercato, were she has been working alongside a team of professionals.

Ms Clarke said receiving the award was a surprise but I think she is a deserved winner.

At the age of 54 she realised that there was more to learn about food and cooking so she decided to get an apprenticeship and learn from the best.

I think this is an amazing achievement.

Members of the community who are in a similar situation to Ms Clarke should follow in her footsteps.

Ms Clarke admitted that sometimes it was hard to balance her work and home life but said her desire to know more about food and the food industry led her to become an apprentice.

She had previously owned her own cafe but felt there was more she needed to know about the industry.

“I wanted a sense of completion,” Ms Clarke said.

“I thought I could do more with my life, which is why I decided to become an apprentice.”

It goes to show if you put your mind to something you can succeed at any age.

With a click of a button these days you can have access to almost anything.

There are online courses you can take that make it easier for busy people to go back to school or do an apprenticeship.

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