- Chelsea van Wyk has become the first female in South Africa to qualify as a master technician for Audi
- After being accepted to study physiotherapy at UWC, she opted to pursue an apprenticeship at the Audi centre instead
- The 25-year-old mother of one revealed she knew nothing about cars, but her interest grew after she met her husband, who works as a mechanic
A young mother hailing from Cape Town has become the first female master technician at Audi.
Hailing from the suburb of Eerste River, Chelsea van Wyk had little interest in cars while attending Malibu High School.
All of that changed after she met her husband, Chester, who worked as a mechanic.
Briefly.co.za understands that the couple attended race events and car shows together and the car bug soon bit Chelsea.
In 2012, she was accepted to study Physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape.
After one month, she found herself at a crossroads as a wonderful opportunity presented itself through the car manufacturer, Audi.
Chelsea took the plunge and started at the Audi Centre in Somerset West in that same year.
After qualifying as a motor technician, she furthered her studies at the Audi Training Academy.
The young mother has now completed her studies and is a qualified Audi master and diagnostic technician.
The 25-year-old revealed that her favourite Audi vehicle is the 4.0L twin turbo RS7 for its powerful combination of speed, looks and technology.
IOL reported that the staff and management at Audi Centre Somerset West are extremely proud of Chelsea’s remarkable achievement.
When asked about the challenges of working in a male-dominated industry, Chelsea explained that her secret is to try to remain true to herself and focus on the morals she was taught.
She adds that being open-minded has allowed her to build beautiful friendships with her colleagues, irrespective of gender.
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