The NSW Nationals in the state government will support 3000 fee-free training places for women in trades to help boost female representation in construction, manufacturing, engineering, transport and logistics.
The fee-free Built For Women program will target women aged 16 to 24, as well as female jobseekers, women at risk of unemployment, and women in receipt of Commonwealth benefits.
The Built For Women program is about attracting women to rewarding careers in trades industries that are experiencing skills shortages,
Women currently represent 8.9 per cent of all current learners in trades and just 2.1 percent of all learners in the building and construction industry.
There has never been a better time to reskill or upskill and take advantage of the employment opportunities arising from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s record $107 billion infrastructure investment, which is creating hundreds of jobs.
There are 154 full-qualifications and 408 part-qualifications available in construction under the JobTrainer scheme.
NSW Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said “The NSW Government is committed to increasing the number of women working in non-traditional trades.”
“Whether you’re a female school leaver looking to pursue a career as an engineer or a woman looking to retrain as a construction worker – now is the perfect time to train and get started in the industry,” she said.
For more information visit education.nsw.gov.au or call 13 28 11.