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Australia’s female tradie deficit

How to right a hidden injustice and remove an economic shackle.


ATTENTION:

- GIRLS

- PARENTS/CARERS

- TEACHERS

- VOCATIONAL COUNSELLORS

- EMPLOYERS

- UNIONS

- POLITICIANS

- TAFES AND OTHER TRAINING INSTITUTIONS


Girls and young women are being offered an extraordinary opportunity to be part of a workplace revolution designed to demolish barriers to women’s access to lucrative, flexible and creative careers in skilled trades.


Not-for-profit organisation WomenCAN Australia and Victoria University Polytechnic are offering 15 places in a free pilot, starting 12 July 2021, of all-female Cert II programs in carpentry, electrical and plumbing.


The lack of women in trades is staggering. Women have but one in 100 apprenticeships. Not because they don’t want to learn a trade, one of the most rewarding and secure paths young people can select. It is because women have been made to feel unwelcome, let alone encouraged. They face poor treatment by men in boardrooms and on the shopfloor. They face, too, failings in the education system – trades are not placed before them as potentially terrific options.


The pilot is part of a support structure engineered to span entire careers. It paves a way for women, learning side-by-side, to benefit from Vocational Education and Training, whilst receiving financial backing and invaluable practical support - during the training and afterwards, in the workplace, through other programs.


WCA’s initiatives help women achieve financial independence. The Placement Circle connects women to TAFE training, legitimate jobs, and the coordinated support of other tradeswomen. This is buttressed by WCA’s Residential Facility

Service Program – which connects tradeswomen with women residents in their communities.


FULL SCHEDULE AND APPLICATION DETAILS:

Pilot Programs | WomenCAN Australia


For further information:

Mikaela Stafrace

Founder & CEO

T: 0402 531 973

E: mikaela.stafrace@womencanaustralia.com

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