Baker rises to the occasion

From humble beginnings in the Illawarra, 33-year-old Morgan Clementson is taking the Bakery world by storm with her exceptional talents.

Now settled in Brussels, Belgium she works as an International Demonstrator and Technical Advisor for Puratos Bakery, a family owned Bakery Ingredient company.

Originally completing her Retail Baking apprenticeship at TAFE NSW Wollongong in 2012, Morgan is now travelling the world and living her dream.

“I enjoy every day; I prepare innovative recipes, produce fabulous products for photoshoots and catering for our International visitors and business meetings, often over 100 per day,” says Morgan.

“This is still a dream for me and I owe much to my Australian apprenticeship and to the support and encouragement of TAFE NSW to better my future.”

During the past year, Morgan has transitioned from participating in seminars to facilitating them, from sitting in meetings to presenting at them, sharing her vast expertise and best of all, she has a permanent position in a very successful global business.

“My opportunities are endless; in the past year I have started learning French and travelled to many places including Mumbai, Shanghai and Beirut, to name a few.”

“On a visit to Southern Italy, I had the chance to bake their traditional Semolina bread in wood fire ovens dated over 100 years old.

“What Baker wouldn’t enjoy that opportunity!”

Morgan is maturing rapidly and her many experiences continue to shape her, both professionally and personally.

“Seeing countries that are less fortunate or have very strict regimes has had an effect on me and makes me appreciate even the very cold Belgian winters,” she says.

Morgan constantly keeps in contact with her teacher and others at TAFE NSW Wollongong with an acute awareness of the impact that the training has had in her life.

“I owe all my successes to my education at TAFE NSW Illawarra.”

TAFE NSW Illawarra will be joining with nine other TAFE institutes across more than 130 campuses throughout NSW from 16-20 January, to collectively highlight TAFE NSW’s extensive facilities, course offerings, employer partnerships, world-class training and technology. Visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au or call 1300 766 123 for more information.