We’re speaking with girls and young women at schools throughout Victoria about the variety of opportunities available within the trades industry and why they should consider them. After all, if you don’t know about trade options, you’re not likely to choose one.
We offer presentations and activities to support schools in showcasing the trades as valid and viable career options for students transitioning to their next stage. To date, we’ve spoken with over 1,000 students across Victoria.
What’s It All About?
We speak with students about who we are as an organisation, why what we do is important, and invite a tradeswoman to speak to her experience in the industry.
Our program teaches students:
- What types of trade careers are available
- Who the women are that work in them – including a tradeswoman who speaks at each program!
- Why to consider a trades career, including how tradespeople make a difference and what they get paid’ or something like that
- Where to seek further information
The program is extremely flexible and can be tailored to fit the time limit that you set. We leave plenty of space for students to ask questions and find out more about what motivates the tradeswoman, why she likes her job, and even what time she gets up in the morning!
Get in touch with us via the form below if you’re keen to learn more about the services we offer to schools.
Why It’s Important
With representation of women in trades remaining stagnant, at 2%, for 25 years, we believe educating the community is a huge part of the battle to creating a gender-equal industry.
Over 40% of students seek career advice from teachers, which is why we’re working to ensure careers, job pathways, skills, and subjects aren’t labelled by gender in the classroom. Because as we know, labels can contribute to gender bias and may influence a child’s view on the “correct” pathway to a career.
We encourage all young people – female, male or gender non-conforming – to consider trades as viable and valid career options.
What are the benefits of a trades career?
- Financial and job security
- Tradies are in demand
- No two days are the same
- Ability to move up the ladder
- Shorter and more affordable training path
- Future leadership opportunities
- Continue to stay active and fit whilst at work
- Enjoy the work you’re doing!
Interested in exploring what trades career options are available to you? Learn more here. (Link to tradeswomenaus.com/explore)
Register Your Interest
We’re currently booked with school presentations through 2021 but we’re happy to discuss presentations in 2022.
Note: We’ve only been visiting schools in Victoria to date but we’re happy to discuss ways we can work together to support schools across the nation.
Current Partners: We acknowledge the support of Apprenticeships Victoria and Victoria University.
Previous Partners: We thank the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and the City of Wyndham for their previous support in the Wyndham area.