Are you interested in a career change? Curious about the challenges of being a woman in the trades? Not sure which trade or training path is right for you? Then Women in Trades are running the event for you! We are a not-for-profit trying to increase the number of women in construction and the trades and are in our 6th year of running this exciting and immersive event, especially for women.
Come along to meet potential employers, industry training providers, tertiary institutes and industry organisations; listen to an inspiring Keynote speech from an experienced tradeswoman; interact with a lively panel of trades gurus; and learn the next steps to undertake your trades training and career.
The event is in two parts.:
First is your opportunity to get hands-on and give different trades a try in our ‘Give it a Go’ segment. While trying your hand at different tradie skills you will also be able to talk with experienced people (and tradeswomen!) from across the trades to learn more about the training and job opportunities out there.
After some delicious food, we head into the auditorium to hear from the Mitre 10 Trade Keynote Speaker – a tradeswoman currently working on the tools who will share her journey and insights with you. This is followed by an interactive panel discussion about the ins and outs, and unique challenges for women, of the tradie life.