The Women in Trades: Understanding Resilience Team, Charles Sturt University is pleased to launch:
‘A trade of one’s own’
Regional NSW stakeholder findings – barriers and proposed solutions for women in the manual trades 2019
This Report details consolidated findings across three comprehensive industry stakeholder consultations held in Albury, Bathurst and Wagga Wagga during 2018. These consultations illuminated the persistent barriers to women’s recruitment and retention as well as revealed insights into how women can pursue successful, meaningful careers.
As part of the broader research project, which investigates how women achieve sustainable careers (indeed how women thrive and succeed) in the manual trades – trades considered non-traditional work for women, these consultations were a grass roots initiative to understand the lived experiences of tradeswomen, apprentices, the industry they work in and the organisations that support them.
Our research to date and these findings offer important insight into why the percentages of women in the manual trades have remained stagnant for 30 years.
This project is funded by the Institute for Land, Water and Society and Faculty of Arts & Education and the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences.
Women in Trades: Understanding Resilience Team
- Dr Donna Bridges (Lead)
- Assoc Professor Branka Krivokapic-Skoko
- Dr Larissa Bamberry
- Dr Stacey Jenkins
- Dr Elizabeth Wulff