Be inspired by these stories of women who are pursuing a career in the construction industry.
Laura, Contract Administrator Laura is a recipient of the 2018 CITB Building & Construction Scholarships and is completing a Bachelor of Built Environment at Uni SA. Laura also works full-time for Badge Constructions and is the treasurer for the SA Chapter of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction). She is a passionate speaker and advocates for women in construction.
Amy, Site Manager Coming from a family of tradespeople, Amy was exposed to building and construction from a young age. Attending the doorways2construction™ program at Wirreanda High School helped Amy realise her goal of a carpentry apprenticeship. During her apprenticeship she was offered training to become a site manager and her career developed from there working with commercial builder Mossop Group. Find out how an apprenticeship can open doors and develop career pathways.
Christine, Mason Construction Christine began her career at high school in the doorways2construction™ program at Salisbury High School. When school finished Christine knew she wanted a carpentry apprenticeship. After a year of looking for employment in construction, Christine secured an apprenticeship with a family business who she undertook work placement with in high school. Her skills, passion and perseverance have contributed to establishing a boutique building company and employing an apprentice. Find out more about her story in the video below.
Find stories and testimonials about women who are making construction their career of choice.
“Doorways has given me experience about what employers are looking for and this has helped me get a job offer with an electrical company for an apprenticeship." Paige, doorways2construction™ student from Playford International College.
Career Pathway to Electrical Initiative
A group of female doorways2construction students was given the opportunity to undertake workplacement with electrical contractors CME Group. The initiative was welcomed by CME Group who approached CITB about ways to encourage women to consider electrical as a career pathway.
The students were interviewed and undertook an intensive electrical safety training program to prepare for working on live building sites.
We are pleased to report that a Wirreanda Secondary School student was accepted into an apprenticeship with CME Group.
The other students who will complete their studies were invited back to CME for workplacement and to help support them to get into the industry.
Left: Katja Gubbins CITB Field Officer with the four workplacement students. Right: Chris Mattner Managing Director of CME Group.