Building Futures: Pathways to Trades workshops

22 May 2021 + more dates

Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation have partnered with Victoria University Polytechnic to deliver four free workshops to support women into jobs and further training in the Trades industry. 

Participants will see a variety of roles in Trades and meet the women that occupy them, develop supportive relationships with peers and a mentor, and be connected to training and job opportunities within the Trade industry. 

Program overview

Workshop 1

  • Meet your peers, learn about their stories and share your own.
  • Learn about resilience in a workplace context.

Workshop 2

  • Try a Trade! Pick up the tools and give it a go with different businesses.
  • Use key skills, such as communication and teamwork, to solve problems that arise in all workplaces, including trades.

Workshop 3

  • Bust myths and stereotypes around the kinds of women that work in trades.
  • Hear from businesses about what they're doing to make their workplaces more inclusive to support and retain women.

Workshop 4

  • Take your next step with help from the experts at Mas National.
  • Practise applying for roles, mock interviews, and perfect your resume.
  • Grow in confidence and make a more informed decision about your future!


By participating in the program, you are eligible to be matched to a mentor. We are running mentoring because we know that the program is brief with only four workshops, so the mentoring is designed to complement this. 

Your structured mentoring relationship will last for 1 year and will help coach you through your next steps, whatever they may be. After a year, you can decide whether you want to continue. Your mentor will be a woman working in the trades industry, and she will be able to share advice relating to your professional development.

When & where

The workshops will be held at Victoria University Werribee campus on:

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
  • Saturday, 8 May 2021
  • Saturday, 22 May 2021
  • Saturday, 5 June 2021

The workshops run 9am–12pm or 1–4pm.You can choose which time slot you prefer.


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