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Women make up just 1% of the workforce in the construction, engineering and automotive trades in Australia. Shutterstock

The female tradie shortage: why real change requires a major cultural shift

Bringing more women into the trades requires challenging social stigmas and improving mentoring programs and workplace culture.
A lack of female tradies means young women don’t want to pursue a trade career, despite the pay advantage. Shutterstock

Where are the female tradies?

Male domination of trades and trade courses in the automotive, construction, mining and energy sectors is entrenched above 95%, despite the substantial pay advantage compared to other trades such as hairdressing…

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