The Courier-Mail

Build-up of female role

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WOMEN’S desire to work in constructi­on is building, with TAFE Queensland recording a spike in female enrolments.

Training and Skills Developmen­t Minister Di Farmer said so far this financial year female enrolments across the board had increased by about 7375, compared with the same period in 2019-20. “Women enrolling in constructi­on is the standout figure, with an increase of more than 200, when compared to the same period last financial year,” she said.

“There have also been big increases in women enrolling in automotive, engineerin­g, hospitalit­y and retail … with an increase of 1164 more women completing their qualificat­ions.”

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