AGGA Certifies First Female Glazier
Sandra Entermann received glazier certification through the Australian Glass and Glazing Association Master Glazier program, the first woman in the world to do so, according to AGGA. Entermann is a glazier and office manager at Greg's Glass and Glazing in West Ipswich, Queensland. She will earn her master glazier certification within 12 months, another world-first, according to AGGA.
"It's a trade where you can still be feminine yet enjoy getting your hands dirty to an extent," says Entermann. "It's such a nontraditional trade for women, but I never set out to prove a point (as a woman); I just love the work. It's always different."
In 1993, while taking a gap year from college where she planned to study teaching, Entermann began working for her brother Gary, who owns Greg's Glass. She quickly realized the value of being able to cut glass for customers without having to call in a glazier and began learning on the job, according to a report in The Queensland Times. She served as a glazier apprentice for two years.
"I would definitely encourage other women to take it up. If you can run a small business and do the practical side, too, you become a major asset as an employee," says Entermann. "People will always need glaziers, so there is longevity in it, too."
Read more about Entermann in The Queensland Times.