Female tradie grants
Women wanting to work in a trade and industry with traditionally low levels of female participation are being encouraged to apply for a new round of State Government-funded scholarships.
Applications are now open for the 2017 round of the Expanding Career Options for Women scholarships for up to $30,000 from the Department of Training and Workforce Development and the Construction Training Fund.
Students completing Year 12 this year have also been included for the first time in this round of scholarships.
Training and Workforce Development and Women’s Interests Minister Liza Harvey said the grants would help women get a foot in the door in industry areas and trades in which they currently made up less than 25 per cent of the workforce.
Up to 400 scholarships of up to $3000 each will be available over four years for women to train in Certificate II or higher in 180 eligible qualifications.
Women undertaking apprenticeships or trainee ships are also eligible for some funding. Applications close on October 31. Visit dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/policies andguidelines/Pages/Expanding-career-optionsfor-women.aspx