Work by male-order
Men are finding opportunities in femaledominated fields, says
INTRODUCING more male workers into female-dominated industries benefits everyone involved – the worker, the client and the employer.
Health and social assistance (22 per cent), education and training (29 per cent) and retail (44 per cent) have the lowest male participation rates in Australia but, as with women in male-dominated industries, that is slowly changing as men realise the opportunities that are available. manufacturing, horticulture, packaging and logistics.
“With the decline of the automobile industry and manufacturing industry … it’s a good opportunity (for men to make a career change and) use skills they gained in those industries. With a little bit of training they can easily transition into the disability sector,” she says.
“With the NDIS being rolled out – funding increasing from $6 billion to $22 billion – we have a massive workforce we need to fill.
“We are one of the few industries ramping up for massive growth.”
HELPING HAND: Bedford client David Weaver with ZaZa Workolo. Picture: TRICIA WATKINSON