The Women Onsite Project is a pilot program that’s all about opening up opportunities for women in male-dominated trades.
Since the 1980s, women have represented less than 2% of the Australian trades workforce – so we know there’s some catching up to do. That’s why we’re inviting women of all ages and backgrounds to explore the types of well-paying careers that can come from training or re-training as an apprentice or trainee. Want to give it a go?
Women Onsite is part of the Victorian Government’s Learn and Earn program, and it’s run through Victorian Trades Hall Council.
Here’s what we are doing so far:
- Running an info-packed website and social media campaign to help women get inspired about their career options
- Women-only Try a Trade days, allowing you to get a feel for what different trades are all about
- Women-only pre-apprenticeships, to set you up for success in your chosen field
- Teaming up with the University of Melbourne to research the best ways to recruit more women into the trades.
For more info on how Women Onsite can help support your career head here.