The 2021 Workplace Diversity Project Launch Event in July 2021 was met with overwhelming support and congratulations from attendees and media in Victoria. The launch event took place on 7 July 2021. The aim of this state-wide event was to celebrate the launch of the industry-first Workplace Diversity Project, supporting over 100 Victorian automotive workplaces to prevent mental injuries and promote mental health and wellbeing through diversity and inclusion.
Article in Driven Women Magazine can be read here or below. Above left: Ms Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Workplace Safety at the Kangan Institute Workshop with Tayla Mcilwain, an Apprentice at Ventura, and Olivia Camilleri, an Apprentice at Porsche Centre Melbourne. The percentage of women employed as Automotive and Engineering…
Lifting the Bonnet on Workplace Diversity and Mental Health “It is through grass roots programs like the workplace diversity project that we can foster better cultures in all workplaces and tackle the emerging challenge of mental injury together. These are innovative programs that the Victorian Government is so proud to…
Radio interview on ABC Radio 7 July 2021
The average wage across all trade types was $90,246.55 per year Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation have introduced their ‘Building Futures: Pathways to Trades’ program to schools, aimed at providing female secondary students with information on how to access well-paid employment in the trades. Secondary schools in Glen Waverley, Richmond, Montmorency, Box Hill,…
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
TWACF’s introductory session on the Building Futures: Pathway to Trades programme
Fiona McDonald interviewed on ABC Radio Brisbane Sept 11
The full interview can be accessed on national AM – ABC radio website.