Remade for Trades

Remade for Trades is a free program designed to support women who’ve experienced challenges in life by helping them into valuable well-paid careers in the trades industry.

If you’re interested in the next program, register your interest below and we’ll email you with future event details. 

If you’re interested in partnering with us to run the course locally to you, register you interest below.

What’s It All About?

Remade for Trades is a flexible short course designed to support women into trades careers. We engage women to provide relief, support, counselling, connectedness and a transition to employment and financial securit

The program is typically delivered within 4 workshops that involve:

Workshop 1Get to know each other and the purpose of the program.
• Begin forming meaningful relationships with peers.
• Learn about the landscape of the trades industry.
• Discuss resilience in a workplace context.
Workshop 2Use ‘Try a Trade’ hands-on resources from Mas National.
• Price up a job and create a quote using ‘Try a Trade’ resources.
• Use existing and new skills to participate in trades-related activities.
Workshop 3Meet tradeswomen from different sectors and ask questions to understand pathways into different trades.
Workshop 4Take the next step into attaining a trade career.
• Receive application support.
• Connect individually with Mas National to receive tailored support.
• Take the next step in career journey.
Post-WorkshopsBegin mentoring relationship. Secure employment or training. Complete White Card in partnerships with Victoria University.

Upon completion, you will have:

  • Built awareness around the variety of roles that exist within the trades industry
  • Understand the pathways into those roles
  •  Taken steps to pursue a role or further training within trades
  • Connected with employers or training providers that ensure gender-safe, secure workplaces 

The support doesn’t stop at the end of the workshop series! You will be connected to a mentor for the next year whom you will meet with once per month. Your mentor will be a current tradesperson who offers guidance and support around professional development.

In addition, we will provide ongoing support and membership as you settle into your new work opportunity. We partner with employers and others to ensure a viable pathway for women and ensure gender-safe, secure workplaces and ongoing commitment to gender equality and relief for women experiencing disadvantage and distress.

Currently On: Workshop Series with Habitat for Humanity Australia

Through our workshop series and a year-long mentoring and support program, our group of women in Parramatta and the surrounding areas will learn about opportunities in trades, connecting to a peer group of women, meeting with well-connected and experienced long-term mentors, learning new career-ready skills, and connecting directly with trades employers.

The program is in Parramatta on Thursday 21, Friday 22, Thursday 28 & Friday 29 April 2022. To register for the program in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, click here.

Interested in the next program but not based in Sydney?

Register your interest and we’ll email you with future event dates in your area.

Is Remade for Trades Right for You?

Are you a woman seeking financial security? Have you experienced challenging circumstances in life?

We welcome women of all backgrounds and have a particular focus on supporting indigenous women, women of refugee or asylum-seeking and CALD backgrounds, women with disabilities, and women with experience of challenging family and financial situations.

Our program is completely free. In addition, if you experience a barrier to accessing the course such as the cost of transport or requiring childcare, we may be able to help support you. As a participant, you will join a local group of women receiving training, peer support, mentoring, and employment connections to help you achieve financial security in a trades career. We can’t wait to meet you!


Program Partners

Current Partners: We acknowledge the support of Habitat for Humanity Australia and Victoria University.

Previous Partners: We thank the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and the City of Wyndham for their previous support of our pilot program, Building Futures: Pathways to Trades, in the Wyndham area. The Building Futures: Pathways to Trades program is the old name of the Remade for Trades program.



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