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IQA Young Member Spotlight: Dylan Nagle

Quarry spoke with Dylan Nagle, general manager of Hunter Quarries and member of the IQA Young Member Network (YMN) about his time in the industry and the YMN. 

What are the main benefits to joining the YMN and engaging with others in the industry through the YMN?

It has been a terrific opportunity to grow my network. There have been many shared learnings taken from site visits and discussions with other site personnel that have been invaluable to my personal development. In addition, the training seminars and workshops run by the IQA have helped my transition from a concrete and project management background to working in the quarry industry.

As a representative of your Sub-Branch what is some advice that you can share with the young people in and around the quarrying industry?

My advice would be to jump in head first. The industry is crying out for enthusiastic young people who are willing to roll their sleeves up and get passionate about the industry.

What role do the younger generations have to play when it comes to representing the industry?

The younger generation have the ability to shape the industry and the workplace they inherit. Therefore, if you get involved from the ground up you can help shape it sooner.

What upcoming events are you most excited about from the IQA?

The current YMN to the Hunter region will be a great event to showcase the local Hunter Quarries.

Have you made any long-lasting connections through the YMN?

I’m new to YMN so none as yet but it has been great to meet lots of positive and enthusiastic professionals.

Is there anything you would like to share to help people join the YMN?

All the training seminars and workshops account towards Certificate of Competencies for Quarry Management tickets as well as provide greater professional development opportunities so get involved!•

Want to see more IQA professionals? See these past profiles on Steve Falland and Kylie Considine or Shane Andersen. 

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