The Peak Industry body for Women in Construction

OpEd – Lauren Fahey (General Manager, NAWIC)

NAWIC has a bold mission to achieve 25% female participation in construction by 2025.

A key pillar of NAWIC’s strategic advocacy is to grow awareness of construction career options for high school girls. Across the nation our passionate team and volunteers give their time to visit local schools and share their insights and passion for the industry.

We had an incredible time at the Canberra Institute of Technology Try a Trade Day this month. It’s amazing to see initiatives such as the Understanding Building and Construction Pilot Program from the ACT Government bringing together over 100 young women that are interested in a career in construction.

The UBCPP is aimed at boosting women’s participation in the construction industry through education pathways such as early learning about the building and construction industry in schools, which will be piloted in four schools around the ACT.

NAWIC is also supporting Inspiring the Future to facilitate discussions about career opportunities. Our General Manager, Lauren Fahey visited Blacktown Girls High for a speed careering event earlier this month.

Similar events have also been held in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia and partnerships growing across the country with apprenticeship providers, employers and schools.

We rise together.

by Lauren Fahey (General Manager, NAWIC)

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