News / Education / Business / 5th November 2020
Women in trade: jobs do not have a gender
Young women from Coonabarabran High School were fortunate to receive an empowering visit from qualified tradeswomen on Monday, 2 November.
Instructors from Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen (SALT) have been on the road for the past few weeks, travelling across the state to deliver basic tool skills’ workshops to students, as well as promoting a range of careeroptionsinthetrades.
SALT president and founder, Fi Shewring, said it was a great day in Coonabarabran.
“It’s an amazing, hands- on workshop that we deliver and it really creates a momentous shift in what young women can do,” Ms Shewring said.
“On the whole, young women don’t really consider going into trades, but a career as a tradeswoman and running your own business is very rewarding and a good way of maintaining flexibility, especially later on in life with a family.”
Before travelling on to Binnaway and Coolah, the instructors from SALT made time for a quick catch-up with qualified electrician, Georgia Hunt, who has already paved the way for local women.
Coonabarabran High School principal, Mary Doolan, said it was wonderful to host a workshop from the SALT women!
“The day delivered to our young women participants an engaging and ‘career thought-provoking’ range of activities, and certainly broadened outlooks on who belongs in the world of being a tradie,” Ms Doolan said.
“The positive power of networking was also clearly onshow,asthisorganisation has opened up careers for many young women.
“The girls had a great day and were grateful to our careers’ advisor, Mrs Nancy Doolan, for grabbing this opportunity for them and organising the day.”