Investing in Women Funding Program

Round 3

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Successful applicants

NSW Business Chamber Limited
NSW Business Chamber - Skillsroad
Funding: $20,000

This project will utilise research and Skillsroad (an online portal) to develop a series of five videos, case studies; and supporting marketing and promotional material that focus exclusively on women in non traditional trades.  A dedicated section of the website will be created to ensure maximum exposure, showcase a range of career options and related pathways, and provide a forum to assist women to gain work experience in non-traditional trades.  The project will leverage industry networks to identify suitable subjects and locations.

South Coast Workplace Learning Incorporated
NSW South Coast Tradeswomen's Guild
Funding:  $24,925

This project will develop, promote and maintain online tools to enhance communication between girls, women and industry mentors through the South Coast Tradeswomen's Guild with the objective of enhancing the retention of female Apprentices and Trainees in non-traditional trades. The Guild will work with the South Coast region's schools to promote career opportunities for young women in non-traditional trades, while working with businesses to improve their awareness of the positive workplace contributions that women make to non-traditional trades.

Marist Youth Care
Women in Automotive
Funding: $25,000

This project will provide an opportunity for twelve at risk young women, aged 15-25 years, to participate in a nationally accredited employment and training program focused on automotive competencies. The project will help these young women to overcome their barriers and make a successful transition into sustainable employment.

Master Builders Association of New South Wales
Women Tradies Entrepreneurships
Funding: $25,000

This project will provide access to career pathway information, deliver an accredited Certificate IV in Small Business Management course providing essential skills and key competencies, and give access to mentoring, networking and potential job opportunities for girls and women in the building and construction industry.

Mid Coast Connect
Girls Can Too!
Funding: $17,600

This project will utilise the trade facilities based at the Taree, Wauchope and Kempsey TAFE campuses to deliver three information sessions and try-a-trade practical workshops to provide students with practical skills and information to enter non-traditional trade careers.  Following the workshops, suitable students will participate in work-shadowing with local employers and will be provided with ongoing assistance and support to commence a School-Based Apprenticeship.

South Western Sydney Institute - TAFE NSW
Women in Trade Readiness
Funding: $25,000

This project will deliver a five-day Trade Readiness program for 60 young women considering a career in a non-traditional trade with the opportunity to develop trade entry skills in Carpentry, Plumbing, Shop-fitting, Bricklaying, Automotive, Signage, Wall and Floor Tiling, Horticulture, Butchery, Commercial Cookery, and Metal Engineering.  The project will be conducted through off-site simulated workplace activities, which are designed to replicate real life workplace situations and incorporate current industry practices.

Wollondilly Shire Council
Local Government - Opening Doors for Women
Funding: $20,636

This project will deliver a series of training workshops for 12 women that will provide them with the skills and certifications necessary to be employed in non-traditional trade roles.  The project will provide participants with comprehensive career and training information to identify further studies and development opportunities.  At the completion of the project, Wollondilly Shire Council will offer two apprenticeships in Automotive and Horticulture.

Northern Rivers VET in Schools Consortium Inc.
Trading Places
Funding: $25,000

This project will provide 20 young women in Year 10 with industry education and inspiration through positive role models, one-to-one mentoring, career pathway planning, workplace exposure and hands on training opportunities.  The project will engage students in work experience in a range of activities designed to inspire and support them in pathways to non-traditional trade careers.  The project will also recruit five or more School-Based Apprenticeship positions for young women that are in recognised non- traditional trade areas.

Australian Glass and Glazing Association
Girls in Glass
Funding: $25,000

This project will work with a leading glass industry employer to develop a sustainable information and recruitment program for Year 12 female students to enter the Glass industry in glazing, glass processing and business management.