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Where are the Women?

Recently it came to my attention that there are only four female apprentice bricklayers currently in training in Australia. Four!  Nationwide!  Wow. Whilst I knew the numbers would be low I was shocked to hear that it was that low.  Admittedly, there are also another six female bricklayers who have completed their training in recent […]

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Contractors, Trainers, Builders – Preparing for Better Times through Training

‘Tough times don’t last.  Tough people do.’  How true that is.  Reflections on WorldSkills. Working in the building industry we have definitely been facing tough times – an issue since the GFC hit three years ago.  However as we know construction occurs in cycles, we have our booms and we have our lows. Neither lasts […]

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Calling all Qld-NT High Achieving Women in Construction

Nominations for the 2012 Crystal Vision Awards for National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) QLD/NT are open, so get your entries in by Friday 10 August.

This year’s theme, Women on the Rise, celebrates the significant achievement made by women within construction and the increasing success being demonstrated by them within the industry.

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Girls in Hard Hats Try a Trade

Within the Education & Mentoring Committee of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) we are focusing on high school students in their early years of high school – sowing the seed of interest in trades, for when they leave school.

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