scoop.co.nz 18 Mar, 2021 23:15 am

Booming Trades Industry Seeks "girl Power" To Solve Skills Shortage

Booming Trades Industry Seeks "girl Power" To Solve Skills Shortage
Inspiring women and girls to take up career opportunities in the booming trade sector was the focus of an event in Porirua today. About 100 young women, made up of jobseekers and students from local secondary schools and Whitireia Polytechnic, gathered at ...

About 100 young women, made up of jobseekers and students from local secondary schools and Whitireia Polytechnic, gathered at Te Rauparaha Arena to hear from women employed in trades, construction and infrastructure."We’d love to see lots of our young women jumping into this growing industry - learning valuable skills, securing great careers and keeping the country and economy moving.Workforce Development Manager at Partners Porirua, Jacqui Edwards, said she would like to see employers encouraged and supported to employ more women, and to see more young women apprentices.Inspiring women and girls to take up career opportunities in the booming trade sector was the focus of an event in Porirua today.

The aim of the event was to increase awareness about career opportunities within these sectors, and provide information and guidance on career pathways, study choices, apprenticeships and more."We believe we can offer some great career opportunities for women who do join our organisation given the diversity of roles we can offer from working on a paving crew, driving specialised equipment, leading a team, being the Chief Financial Officer - the sky is the limit!

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