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SKILLS AND THRILLS FINAL SHOW- Penrith Panthers 04th July 2016

SkillsOne is taking careers advice out of the office and onto the stage through exhilarating shows packed with music, film and theatre!

This is a theatre showcase, providing careers information like never before.

“In an entertaining way we give you the need-to-know information to find the career that’s right for you, your children, or your students".

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Women in Power advancing the progress of women in the construction industry

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Australian Apprenticeships Pathways and AATINFO websites video presentations

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IWC E-Mag JUNE 2016

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Time is running out to be in with a chance of winning a Women in Mining award!

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School Pathways to VET Award Webinar

Australian Training Awards - School Pathways to VET Award - Webinar - Tips and advice for your 2016 Application

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Grants to improve women's status

Applications are open for State Government grants for projects which promote women's economic independence and leadership.

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Scholarships provide expanded career options

The State Government has awarded more than 100 training scholarships to women keen to establish careers in a range of trade and skill areas as part of a landmark project.

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Does including women mean excluding men?

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Girls explore the world of trades at Taree TAFE

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Australian Apprenticeships Pathways and AATINFO websites video presentation

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WAVE National Conference 2016 - Save the Date

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Oliver releases new safety footwear designed to fit women’s feet

Oliver Footwear has released a new line of safety footwear made specifically for women.

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Lady tradies help NSW farmers maintain properties in drought-affected areas

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Mount Isa schoolgirl shortlists in Construction Skills Queensland award

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Chemical engineer makes Women of Influence list

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City business woman awarded top honour

IPSWICH business owner Kaitlyn More is a woman building her name for herself in the male-dominated construction industry. 

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Constructech Names Balfour Beatty Construction Leaders to 2015 Women in Construction List

Constructech magazine recently named Balfour Beatty Construction’s Kasey Bevans and Nancy Novak to its “2015 Women in Construction” list at the publication’s 2015 Technology Day event.

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WHERE ARE THE WOMEN IN RENEWABLE ENERGY?

ACT’s second large-scale wind auction and the release of a report outlining innovative benefit sharing mechanisms in the wind industry were a few of the exciting developments to come out of the summit. 

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QCLNG employee wins national construction award

GLADSTONE woman Maurissa Douglas Rogers has had her achievements in electrical engineering recognised at a national level. 

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Industry Women Central E-Magazine July-Sept 2015

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Heroes of Traditional Trades Photographic Competition

Australia ICOMOS is currently running a national photographic competition called Heroes of Traditional Trades.

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Minister wants more women in construction and trades NZ

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Eileen’s best in the business for building

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Promoting women in construction

JLL Senior Project Manager recognised for her efforts to advance women in what is a traditionally male-dominated industry.

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Gender pay gap does damage beyond just the financial

Imagine standing your son and your daughter next to each other and having to tell your daughter that when she grows up, she will earn, on average, 20 per cent less than her brother.

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The APAC Women in Leadership and Management Summits

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Maths, science push for girls sees tech stars lead the way

When Ashley Holloway walked into her first computer programming course at university, the lecturer asked if she was....

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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Session in Canberra

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Involvement in Australian Financial Review and Women of Influence Awards is a blast

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Pregnant. Plumber. A Pregnant Plumber.

And Steel Heels agrees, pregnancy and work can co-exist! You don’t have to be torn between doing your job and taking care of your bump. 

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Tradie girls getting it done with female apprentice boost

THE Sunshine Coast is leading the way in smashing sexist workplace stigmas by giving females a start in male-dominated professions.

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Vocational training is not an easy alternative to formal schooling

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Where are the female tradies?

 

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STEM sectors launch gender diversity strategy

A CONSORTIUM of government, scientists and engineers has launched a framework to help improve gender diversity in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) sector.

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Housing Estate Also Builds Careers

A new housing estate being built at Cherbourg will not only help ease overcrowding in the town – it will also bring many other benefits by the time it is finished in three years.

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Industry Women Central E-Magazine April-June 2015


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NAWIC National Broadcast: May 2015

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Women in TAFE and VET Leadership Summit 2015

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Australia's biggest vocational scholarship program

Achieve your career goals with the help of a $5,000 TAFE Queensland Scholarship

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Lady tradie smashing blue-collar ceiling

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NAWIC BROADCAST: April 2015

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SALT Newsletter issue 5

Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen (SALT)

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NAWIC BROADCAST: Building a better future

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Expanding career options for women - Scholarship Program application

The State Government is encouraging women to take up non-traditional industries and trades and occupations where women currently make up less than 25 per cent of the total workforce.

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Master Builders Commends Stand Against Union Aggression And Abuse Of Women On Building Sites

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'Dirty' jobs: Lady tradies and young Sydneysiders

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Elley looks forward to life as a plumber

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Women called to put their best tools forward for award

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Industry Women Central Jan -March Magazine 2015

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NAWIC BROADCAST: Building a better future

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Women make their mark on mining and construction industry

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Apprenticeship Numbers May Have Bottomed Out: Ncver

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Construction women build up networks

A new group called South Coast Women in Building and Construction (SCWIB) is running the first in a series of bi-monthly breakfast forums for 2015 on Wednesday

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From the Bush to Bangkok via WorldSkills Australia National Competition

Following on from his strong placing at fourth in the 2014 National WorldSkills Australia finals in Perth, young Mackay bricklayer, Toby Tosh, has been selected as one of two competitors from the National finals to work on the construction of the new Australian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Need to Urgently Ramp-up Bricklaying Pre-trade Training

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NAWIC 2015 International Women’s Day Scholarship

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is now accepting applications for its 2015, Australia-wide, International Women’s Day Scholarship.

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Smart & Skilled – Subsidies for Pool and Spa Service Technicians

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Real Estate Turns out to Support Disadvantaged Women

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Women digging into mining jobs in the Far North

MINING in the Far North may be regarded as a man’s world, but women are holding their own in the male-dominated industry.

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Industry Women Central December Magazine 2014

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NAWIC November National Broadcast

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Search for female tradies

TAFE South Western Sydney Institute is looking to qualify more female tradies.

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Girls eye better-paid ‘male’ trades

LOREN Del Signore wants to be a truckie working in the mines when she leaves school.

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NAWIC October National Broadcast

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Canberra University students, Graeme Innes AM, graduate

Alexandria Garlan has known firsthand what it's like to be a woman in a man's world.

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Women shaping Australia's future

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Business Women’s awards recognise RAAF squadron leader, Becker helicopters co-founder

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NAWIC September National Broadcast

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WorldSkills Australia competitor Eddie Campbell reveals secrets of an undervalued brickie trade

BEING a great “brickie” requires more than just brawn, according to industry king Eddie Campbell

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Seaford resident first woman named Young Builder of the Year

SEAFORD resident Kate Dawson is the first woman to be named Young Builder of the Year in the Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards.     

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All power to an electric woman

LOCAL electrical apprentice Allyson Lowry is almost one of a kind. 

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Support for women in mining

A program to encourage women to stay in resources sector careers will continue next year, with continuation of funding from the Queensland Government.

http://www.myresources.com.au/news/27-latestnews/11293-support-for-women-in-mining- 

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Apprentice fitter and turner Lisa Jones praises pre-aprrenticeships

THE only thing Lisa Jones regrets about her apprenticeship is that she did not start it earlier

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NAWIC NSW 2014 winners announced

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Girls encouraged don’t be scared – aim for high-paying, male-dominated industries

YOUNG women are outperforming their male peers in school but taking a back seat when it comes to high-paying, male-dominated industries, a new report shows.

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National Centre for Vocational Education Research finds academic success starts at home

A GREAT school and teacher make very little difference to the success of a high school student, with individual factors of family and motivation more important, according to a new report.     

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Supporting Women Scholarships

The Supporting Women Scholarships are opening up new opportunities for Queensland women of all ages and at all stages of their working life.

 

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HIA Build Your Future Training Scholarships

The program continues to award training scholarships to successful participants around Australia helping aspiring young builders across many trades reach their full potential.

Scholarships are available for Certificate IV in Building & Construction, specializing in Building; Site Management, Estimating and Contract Administration or a Diploma in Building & Construction – Building (WA only). Qualifications can then be used to assist in an application for a builders licence.

 

We believe this program is a great opportunity for construction apprentices or interested young tradespersons and would encourage them to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

 

Applications for round eight close 31 October 2014.

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Bechtel women win top national awards

A NEWLY-formed group that helps women understand their potential in the construction industry has won the top award at the QLD National Association of Women in Construction awards

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Go girl: better job opportunities for young women

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Carpenter trade 'tough for women'

A Dubbo woman who plied her trade as a carpenter during the 1970s and 80s said it could be tough for women to break into male dominated industries, but said there was absolutely no reason why it couldn't be done.

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Female enrolments on rise for traditional male trade courses

WOMEN are increasingly favouring hands-on training courses with enrolments surging almost 40 per cent in just three years.     

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New One of the Guys initiative to encourage women in engineering, construction and IT

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Men and women need apply: How i became a labourer

30 years ago today the Hawke Labor Government's Sex Discrimination Act came into effect.

I wrote a piece in today's The Canberra Times reflecting on how the Act changed the course of my life.

*Source Kate Lundy's twitter feed

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NAWIC NATIONAL BROADCAST

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Industry Women Central E-Magazine ISSUE 1 2014

The first Industry Women Central E-Magazine is available now.

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Need a gift for your wife? Give her an apprenticeship

ELECTRICIAN Rob Wallace wanted to add a bit of spark to his marriage, so he gave his wife an apprenticeship.

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NAWIC calls for nominations to new WA chapter committee

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Lady tradies work to promote great career options for others

CAMILLE Agerbeek says it's all about persistence to get where you want to be in your career - especially when it comes to being a tradeswoman.

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Apprenticeships open doors in resource construction

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Spatial sciences are transforming the way we do business and manage the world around us

FANS wanting to buy tickets at the new Adelaide oval before it was built were able to jump on the website and get a virtual tour of what the view from their new seat would look like.

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Women encouraged to tackle trades

Berry Street School and Shepparton ACE College students took part in the first Victorian workshop aimed at encouraging women to pursue a trade career.

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Team of women has supervised $447.5m redevelopment of Box Hill Hospital

CONSTRUCTION may traditionally have been seen as a “man’s world”, but not in the case of Box Hill Hospital’s $447.5 million redevelopment.

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NAWIC 2014 Scholarship Winner

HASSELL’s Michaela Sheahan wins NAWIC International Women’s Day scholarship

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Laurice Temple to lead NAWIC

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From tradie to multimillionaire

Some people are born into wealth, others strike it lucky with an investment or jackpot win, while most have to work from the bottom up to enjoy their riches. A number of tradies in Australia and across the world have gone on to become multimillionaires, including cement layers, electricians, riggers and plumbers. No matter what line of work you’re in, there’s no reason why you can’t be the next tradie success story.

 

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Making hard decision to embrace soft power

Property Council of Australia Women’s participation in the property and construction industry has been stalled at the 13 per cent mark for the last decade.

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2014 Australian Training Awards

Be Recognised Nationally: 2014 Australian Training Awards

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Former apprentice of the year Joshua Toomey is new Darkinjung board chairman

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council has appointed a new chairman.

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Surveying is our most underrated degree

McCrindle Research finds Psychology is Australia's most overrated degree, Surveying is our most underrated

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Rocky teen among 16 new apprentices starting at JM Kelly

STARTING out as a labourer for Queensland Windows, Tim Zimitat knew an apprenticeship could take him anywhere.

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Female tradies follow their dreams in a man's world

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International Women's Day Scholarship 2014

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Boys proof the master's apprentice can be a Miss

Doing it for the girls!

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Australia's most wanted jobs: tech heads, health staff and plumbers

WITH people's hangovers and 2013 well and truly over, millions of Australians will be returning on Monday to jobs they hate

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Smashing concrete ceiling



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The new myfuture web service is live!

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$5000 scholarships assist women in trades

Mudgee apprentices Jessica McRae and Tayla-Rose Rohrich have each received a $5000 Women in Non-Traditional Trades Scholarship from Mid-Western Regional Council.

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New skills shortage to hit WA

A looming WA skills shortage is feared with 7000 fewer people starting training or apprenticeships in the year to June compared with the previous year.

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Women urged to nail a building trade

There are calls for females to consider a job on the tools in a bid to fill looming labour shortages in construction

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SA’s best plumbing apprentice

Local Andamooka plumber Tim West has exceeded the expectations of his employer and father John West of Northlands Plumbing, by being recognised as the State’s best plumbing apprentice.

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Bonanza for brickies as WA leads housing revival

It has come at a cost but WA is in the midst of a significant housing recovery after recording the country's biggest number of first-homebuyers and the fastest growth in new homes

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Mines and Metals Association seeks to boost the number of women in resources industry

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Women at work on construction sites

Samantha Conley and Rhianana Rawiri are among about 100 young people who have been trained for employment by Marist Youth Care Skills Development Centre in Blacktown this year.

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Marshall announces flexible apprenticeships policy for South Australian students

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Nikki Suey is an agent of change in the male-dominated construction industry

BOWEN Hills resident Nikki Suey considers herself to be a change agent - someone who can educate others on indigenous affairs and arm them with the tools to make a positive attitude shift.

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Matt is SA Regional WorldSkills Winner

The South Australian Regional WorldSkills Bricklaying competition has been won by Matt Cheso. In a high quality competition where apprentices were required to build a decorative wall in eight hours, Matt was judged the winner of the Gold Medal ahead of Nathanual Green (Silver Medal) and Kieran Thompson (Bronze Medal).

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Gender gap widens for some HSC subjects

A LACK of confidence could be stopping girls from taking their place in male-dominated high school subjects, further feeding stereotypes that some careers are "jobs for boys".

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Australian Apprentice of the Year Award

With only 38 days to go until the 2013 Australian Training Awards Scott Phillips and Michael Treloar are representing the construction industry

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Vocational Student of the Year Award

With only 38 days to go until the 2013 Australian Training Awards Matthew Maud is a great example of how changing careers can be a clever move, both financially and personally

 

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James Wins Apprentice Bricklayer Award

James Georgio winner of Outstanding Apprentice Bricklayer Award at 2013 CITC Awards.

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Wet trade shortage looms

A shortage of apprenticeships for wet trades is looming in WA's building industry and there are concerns the low take-up rate and the time taken to recruit new apprentices could trigger expensive delays for consumers and the industry

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Four training centres to be shut down

Four training centres, which provide career advice and job seeker training, to be shut down.

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The Making of a Master Tradesperson

Bradley Lawson, Winner of Holmesglen TAFE’s Outstanding Apprentice Student Award – all Trades 2012 and consecutive winner of 1st year, 2nd year & best overall Bricklaying Apprentice Award. Also Bradley recently won the Master Builders Association Victorian Bricklaying Apprentice of the Year Award.

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Youth transitions - the journey from school to work

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Push for more indigenous youths in the workforce

MARIE Keating is the driving force behind a new initiative to get indigenous youths into the workforce in the Rockhampton region.

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Alex named apprentice of the year

Bunbury bricklayer Alexander Wilson – newly crowned the Master Builder Associations’ South West Apprentice of the Year – has described the region as “inspiring and supportive of young tradespeople”.

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NAWIC- what women want from construction careers

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has released a discussion paper ‘What women want in a construction career’.

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Mates in Construction program

A SUICIDE prevention program aimed at reducing deaths among construction workers - a figure up to six times higher than the national average for men - will be launched in South Australia on Thursday.

 

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Tools to help girls move into apprenticships

HIGH school girls will get career advice from tradie ladies, as part of a state government push to boost the number of women in "non-traditional" jobs.

 

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WA Women Win Prestigious Construction Awards

Women working in the construction industry have been recognised at the 2013 National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Western Australia Crystal Vision Awards.

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Students coming to grips with construction skills

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Master Builders up-beat about construction outlook

Master Builders says it is confident 2013 will be a good year for the local construction industry

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Breaking Barriers Down

Breaking Down Barriers for Women in Construction

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Student tradies at work

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Female Plumber Launches Website

Female plumber launches new website to support other women learning a trade in male-dominated industries

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CICA Update 2013

The Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) is the peak national body for career development in Australia. CICA focuses on quality improvement in career development and promotes lifelong and life-wide access to career development for all Australians.

This update contains:

  • President’s report
  • National Partnership reforms fail to address career guidance needs of young people
  • Work Studies Years 9-10 Draft Shape Paper needs input
  • UK Career Services build capacity
  • One in ten Australians earn more than $2364 per week
  • Career Practitioner Indigenous Scholarship
  • Job Services Australia consultation

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NAWIC scholarship goes national

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Aussie team for the worlds best bricklayer

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