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Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

Women in Non Traditional Trades

Women in Non Traditional Trades is designed to create positions for women in non traditional trades. The program helps to create opportunites for women in trades in the Melbourne and Geelong regions. The WNTT program will provide awareness, education and employment opportunites in non-traditional industries of horticulture, automotive, hospitality & construction.

This is your opportunity to support WNTT and provide them with the skills required to enhance your business whilst providing young women with the ability to follow their dream of working in the industry that they love!!!

Aims of proposed project

Of the 85,000 commencements across Australia in the last year into apprenticeships in Technical and Trade careers, only 15.3% were females. The manual trades are an area where women are substantially unrepresented. Working with you the Host Employer WPC Group are committed to increase the number of young WNTT. By partnering with your business we are confident we can change this trend.

Employer Benefits

• End to end Recruitment process to assist your business to attract the right candidate
• Take care of all administrative requirements; including payroll, Work Cover, Superannuation, HR & IR
• Monitor progress of the Apprentice including WPC’s invaluable Mentoring program which assists with retention rates across all industries
• Regular reporting to you during the entire Apprenticeship
• Managing Apprentice training through the TAFE or private trainer (RTO)



Want to know more?

Our Industry Consultants are passionate about the opportunities that exist for women in skilled careers.
Call WPC Group today on 1300 656 461



What it’s like to be a woman in a trade...

Ebony Cera – Electrician

Ebony was ‘a bit hesitant’ about the idea because she was a female, but she now loves her job. “I think it was a bit of a shock for my family because I’m quite girly,” she said. “I was very nervous to start a trade that is definately male dominated”.  “All of the guys and teachers have been really supportive and helpful when I need it. Everybody is extremely supportive of females”. Ebony is completing her Cert III in Electrotechnology


Gayleen Majid – Heavy Vehicle

“Since starting with Toll I’ve regained my independence and security and now my son looks up to me and tells me that he wants to be a mechanic when he gets older. I thank Toll and WPC Group for giving me a chance and allowing me to follow my passion, to show the automotive industry what I can do and that I can do it just as good as a male apprentice”. Gayleen is completing her Cert III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Heavy Vehicle Road Transport)