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Tropik Wood Industries Names First Female Loading Master

Tropik Wood Industries Limited’s first female loading master, Paulini Koroi, has paved a path for women in an otherwise male dominated field. Ms Koroi is the only female loading master
04 Sep 2021 12:00
Tropik Wood Industries Names First Female Loading Master
Tropik Wood Industries Limited’s first loading master, Paulini Koroi overseeing the wood chip loading on vessel MV Island Grove at the Lautoka Port.

Tropik Wood Industries Limited’s first female loading master, Paulini Koroi, has paved a path for women in an otherwise male dominated field.

Ms Koroi is the only female loading master on-site at the Lautoka Port.

A Facebook post by the company earlier said Ms Koroi oversaw the overall chip loading process on wood chip vessel MV Island Grove bound for Japan.

Married with two children, Ms Koroi said she also looks at the company’s treatment place and analyses the wood chip before it is exported.

“The work is challenging since I am working in a male dominated field,” she said.

“But I think Fiji Pine Group of Companies for giving me the opportunity and to our chief executive officer for trusting me to be a loading master.” She said women should have a positive attitude on any opportunity they come across.”

“We will make a difference.”

“It always seems impossible until the work is done,” she said.

Ms Koroi has been working for the company for the past three years.

She was previously employed as a lab technician at the Water Authority of Fiji which was also a first employment.

Ms Koroi completed her tertiary education at the then Fiji Institute of Fiji with a Diploma in Industrial Laboratories Technology.

Tropik Wood Industries Limited is a subsidiary company of Fiji Pine Group of Companies.

 

Feedback: shreya.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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