What role does gender, ethnicity, sexual identity, special education needs, or disadvantaged background play in the choices young people make when deciding their profession and education pathway?
How do these factors impact their employability and likelihood to enter into a skills competition?
Even a year ago, Shae White must have felt the world was at her feet.
Just 18, she had already found a job and had been picked to represent Barbados for Cooking at WorldSkills Kazan 2019, where she went on to win Best of Nation.
It was in 2014 as a young Floristry apprentice that Amelia Addis was convinced to try out for the national skills competitions in New Zealand. Little did she know that such a seemingly small decision could have such a big impact on her life.