What employers need on their team
One thing we heard over and over again from the trades employers in our focus groups was, “You can teach skills but you can’t teach attitude.”
What you can expect to earn with a career in the trades
This year, roofing, plumbing, electricians, civil engineering, and quantity surveying made moneyhub.co.nz’s Top 20 list of jobs to get into.†
Paving the way for a more diverse trade industry.
Brought to you by TradeCareers, BCITO Te Pūkenga and Waihanga Ara Rau Workforce Development Council, Building Belonging dives into the barriers keeping women and minorities from entering the trades. Join hosts Genevieve Black and Chris Donnelly as they speak to industry leaders and changemakers to find out how we can create a worksite and sector that is better for everyone.
Join Kura as she talks to some trades trailblazers about why the trades are a brilliant career path.
Rock 'n' Knock
Don't have a dad, uncle or brother in the trades to get your foot in the door? We've got you covered. Rock 'n' Knock gives you everything you need to get your career rebooted into the Trades.
Suck it up, buttercup
What do you need to do to be a supportive boss? What does a safe and respectful workplace look like? In this episode, we have some of the brave conversations necessary to work together towards a better future for everyone.
Meet Tegan, Tradeswoman of the Year 2021
“Prep and perfection - that’s the name of the game.”
Meet Jazz, Electrician
“I love my job.”
Meet Joy, Apprentice Builder
Born and raised in the Samoan village of Salelologa Savai’i, Joy’s ultimate dream is to help and provide for her family and be a good example for her younger siblings.
Let’s talk about dunny dignity and why it matters
“Just treat us the same as everyone else. Everyone is so busy, we are here to just get the job done. But please get a toilet for women on site!” – Holly
Hosts Jay Reeve and Brooke 'Sparky Girl' Thompson talk to everyone from apprentices to industry leaders about life in the trades and how they'd like to see the sector evolve in the future.
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Trade Jobs NZ and The Spinoff Podcast Network
Tradeswomen Talk is a podcast inspired by the narrative of women and men of the building trades in America.
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Judaline Cassidy & Andrea Harris
Host Emily Soloby (USA-based), founder of Juno Jones Safety Shoes, interviews women who have successfully broken barriers in traditionally male-dominated fields. These dynamic women share their stories and advice for the next generation.
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National Association of Women in Construction
NAWIC encourages women to pursue, establish, and sustain successful careers in the construction industry.
Women in Trades
A nonprofit organisation promoting the trades as a viable career option to women and employers. Run by a committed group of people in and around the trades and trades services industries.
Improving career outcomes. Te whakapai ake i ngā hua ō ngā kōwhiringa ā-mahi. How to find a new job or choose a new career.
Skills.org.nz case studies
An amazing magazine showcasing women who have chosen an extraordinary career path in the trades.
BCITO – Women in Trades Workplace Stories
An inspiring and helpful collection of videos about women in construction.
Ultimit: Women in Infrastructure
An initiative from Connexis encouraging, inspiring and supporting women into trade and technical roles in the infrastructure industry.
Competenz / Te Pūkenga
An industry training organisation that helps people develop their skills on-the-job. The official training partner for 37 New Zealand industries including Engineering, Furniture Making, Forestry, Food and Beverage and more.
Helping to create a heavy industry workplace where women thrive by achieving better health, safety and well being outcomes.
Gender Bias Decoder
Get support to improve your job ads or website text to be more inclusive to women. This handy tool reveals hidden gender-specific words and offers alternatives to make your text more neutral.