At Trade Institute of Victoria (TIV), we have always supported women taking up trades. We feel women have a lot to offer the construction industry, and in turn, the industry has a lot to offer them.
In the coming year we want to do even more to encourage young women leaving school to consider a trade career. Likewise, we want to be able to support mature age women who want a career change.
So, we are committed to the following initiatives.
“The aim is to empower women of all ages and from all backgrounds, so that they can overcome barriers.”
TIV has recently partnered with TradesWomen, with the common goal to get more women to join the building and construction industry. TradesWomen Australia Group is a non-profit organisation working to increase the representation of women in skilled trade roles. The aim is to empower women of all ages and from all backgrounds, so that they can overcome barriers. These barriers are often based in gender-stereotypes that prevent women from accessing careers in the industry.
Through a variety of individual, school and community programs, as well as other initiatives like a dedicated Job Board, scholarships and mentoring, TradesWomen is making a difference. We hope to continue helping them so we can see more women taking on our courses.
While women have been taking our courses for some time and all have felt comfortable doing so, we understand that some women might feel intimidated doing courses that are dominated by male students. So we have decided to introduce a women’s only CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction course in 2022. This course has the same content and expectations as our regular Certificate IV course, but allows women the added support of studying with other women, who understand the unique challenges faced.
“At Trade Institute of Victoria (TIV), we have always supported women taking up trades.”
Inspiring women in trade
Positive female role models are a great inspiration to women looking to join the building and construction industry. So we’d love to introduce you to some of our former successful women in trade.
Assia – After arriving in Australia from her native Lebanon, Assia followed a dream to work in construction and now owns her own building company, Osman Homes.
Nadia – Becoming a registered builder seemed a natural progression for Nadia, after excelling in her trade courses and doing better than most of the men.
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