Master Builders Women in Trades program shortlisted in ACT Government Grants initiative

Posted 29 May 2018

Master Builders Women in Trades program shortlisted in ACT Government Grants initiative

An innovative Master Builders Work Insight Program comprising a four week preapprenticeship program which provides exposure to the industry through training, work site experience, networking with industry employers and employees, life coaching and well-being mentoring sessions has been shortlisted for further evaluation under the 2018 ACT Government ACT Women in Trades Grants Program.

"This would be an opportunity for young women to get a feel for what it would be like to work in a trade in the building and construction industry", said Master Builders President, Gracie Ferreira. "Choosing a career path as a female tradie can be daunting and sometimes young women need the opportunity to test the waters first."

Master Builders ACT is committed to working with government to increase the uptake of women in trades. The MBA already trains 50% of the ACT's carpentry apprentices and this program, if successful, will deliver a pathway of employment of ten females who wish to undertake an apprenticeship in Carpentry, Plumbing or Civil Construction.

In addition to this program, the Master Builders will offer incentives to Host Employers who take on female apprentices for each six month period of employment. If the program is successful in receiving a Government grant, Master Builders ACT will hold an information session for the general public to find out more.

Successful candidates will be announced in June.

For further information please contact Master Builders ACT: Karen Freer, Marketing Manager, 0437 955 923

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