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Partnering with Trades Women Australia

Oct 1, 2020

At Programmed, we aspire to create and maintain a safe, sustainable inclusive and diverse culture across the business that is about recognising, respecting and valuing all people.

Across Australia, only three per cent of skilled trade roles are taken up by women and we want to see this improve. We want to broaden mindsets, empower women to expand their subject choices, encourage women to build career aspirations and inspire more women to consider a career in trade operations.

In support of this commitment, we are pleased to be partnering with Tradeswomen Australia (TWA). TWA is a not for profit, established to encourage, recruit and retain women in skilled trade roles that are maledominated.

They support industries to capitalise on previously untapped workers through the engagement of all stakeholders and by leading large-scale culture change projects.

By recognising the need for change in social attitudes, they support businesses to take the lead in removing barriers for women who wish to enter trade industries.

Fiona McDonald, TWA Director, said, “Tradeswomen Australia is dedicated to gender equality and empowerment for all girls and women to access, participate and succeed in trades. We are incredibly proud to be working with Programmed to drive an increase of women engaged and retained within their business.”

This partnership provides Programmed an opportunity to collaborate with TWA to increase community awareness of trades as a career option for women, enable women to thrive in sustainable careers after their apprenticeship, and to become an employer of choice for women in trades.

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