GTO Service Excellence Winner: NECA Education & Careers


The WaTT (Women and Their Trade) program is a groundbreaking initiative addressing gender disparity in electrical apprenticeships.

It offers tailored support to women aiming to enter this male-dominated field. The program identifies and overcomes barriers through engagement, attraction, mentorship and host placement stages. It conducts Try Your Trade sessions to introduce women to electrical work, collaborates with schools, partners with Holmesglen for recruitment and utilises targeted advertising and social media campaigns.

To address the scarcity of host placements for adult female apprentices, the Host Wage Subsidy Incentive program provides financial support to host companies. Overall, WaTT empowers women in electrical apprenticeships while promoting gender diversity in the industry.