APlus – for their “women in trades” program
This program aims to:
- Increase the commencement numbers of women in traditional trades through SBATs + Apprenticeships within the Northern Metro Region to between 15-40 females
- Create awareness and promotion of opportunities for women in traditional trades i.e. (Building & Construction, Engineering, Automotive and Horticulture)
- Educate women, parents and teachers of various career opportunities within traditional trades through School talks, Career Expos, Women networks/forums etc.
- Engage with young women in the hands on skills required for traditional trades through the use of their purpose built ‘Tradie Trailer’, fitted with trade tools and supplies. This will allow young female students the opportunity to participation in practical tasks ranging from changing washers on taps, changing door looks and becoming familiar with both hand & power tools
The program also aims to create and strengthen links within various industries to breakdown the gender stereotypes and overcome any barriers.