Getting more women into the trades area would see them taking home a weekly pay, earning up to $80 to $90 an hour, which would be life changing, as part of a growing need for skilled trades to rebuild Australia’s economy… Fiona McDonald, Managing Director Tradeswomen Australia
Program begins on Saturday 24 April 2021 at Victoria University’s Werribee Campus
Major Political Parties have been have been urged to outline and implement Gender Equity policies in the allocation of trade apprenticeships for women funded by Governments as part of the national economic recovery. The call comes on the day when tens of thousands of women are set to march on…
Federal and State Governments have been urged to pick up the tools and help build careers in the trades for women as part of the national economic recovery, including a special focus on vulnerable women and women from lower income households.
Tradeswomen Australia (TWA) and the Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation (TWACF) last week announced the Wyndham Pathways Project, an initiative launched in Wyndham (near Melbourne, Victoria) which aims to help vulnerable and disadvantaged women gain employment in trade.
The Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation today welcomed the support of the Lord Mayor Charitable Foundation, which has announced $70,000 towards establishing a special project in the city of Wyndham. Read the full announcement here.
Tradeswomen Australia today welcomed the Victorian Government’s commitment to the employment of more women in the trades area, with a focus on both young apprentices and mature women being considered in employment and budget announcements.
The Managing Director of Tradeswomen Australia, Fiona McDonald has been appointed to the Advisory Board which will guide the National Careers Institute (NCI). Read more about how this announcement will potentially affect change in improving tradeswomen numbers throughout Australia.
The $5.3 billion building blitz on new public housing, announced today by the Victorian Government, could be an outstanding national showcase of Government policy and commitment to lift the number of women employed in trades.
Tradeswomen Australia today has urged the community to continue to support the Victorian Government’s strategies against the coronavirus to protect Victorian families in the longer term.