NSW Health | Women NSW
Investing in Women Funding Program

Round 2

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Successful applicants

Enterprise & Training Company Ltd
Elbow Grease into Business Success
Funding: $25,000

This project will provide small business management skills development, business mentoring support and networking opportunities for 10 tradeswomen in the Coffs Harbour region. The project will focus on tradeswomen who have completed their apprenticeships in non-traditional trades and are seeking management roles or looking to establish their own trade business.

Hunter Business Centre Ltd
Women In Trades - Training and Mentor Program
Funding: $25,000

This project will develop linkages with local employers and organisations to provide accredited training and work experience opportunities to 15 young women. The project supports the women through ongoing mentoring to make a successful transition into sustainable employment as an apprentice or trainee in a non-traditional trade.

Lend Lease
Lend Lease Women in Trades
Funding: $25,000

This project will deliver an accredited six-week pre-apprenticeship program for 16 young women including work experience and knowledge of the construction and infrastructure industry. Participants are provided with the opportunity to enter an apprenticeship or traineeship with Lend Lease following completion of the program.

TAFE NSW Riverina Institute
Mapped OUT
Funding: $10,000

This project will deliver an accredited GPS mapping course for female school leavers. The course provides essential skills that are recognised in apprenticeships and traineeships within the construction and horticultural industries.

Master Builders Association of New South Wales
Women In Construction
Funding: $25,000

This project will provide access to career pathway information. It will deliver an accredited pre-apprenticeship building course covering essential skills and key competencies. Ongoing mentoring and networking opportunities that link further career opportunities for girls and women in the building and construction industry is also provided.

Orange Business Chamber
Strengthen your workforce - Think outside the status quo - Think Women
Funding: $25,000

This project will identify barriers for regional employers to employing female apprentices, and barriers for school-aged girls to entering non-traditional trades. This research is used to develop an electronic tool kit for employers to promote women in non-traditional trades and address employer reservations. In addition, the Orange Business Chamber will host a motivational career's day to create awareness of the broad opportunities available to Year 10 girls in non-traditional trades in the Orange, Blayney and Cabonne local government areas.

The Lady Tradies Australia
WWW = 'Women, Work, and the Web'.
Creation and Promotion of The Lady Tradies Website and organisational mission
Funding: $16,726

This project will create a new multi-functional website to promote, support, encourage and further increase the number of women and girls in non-traditional trades. The website will connect multiple groups including tradeswomen with work and networking opportunities and school leavers with potential employers willing to take on female apprentices.

South Western Sydney Institute - TAFE NSW
Course In Trade Readiness
Funding: $25,000

This project will deliver a five-day program – resulting in a Trade Readiness Certificate – to provide 60 young women with the opportunity to develop trade entry skills for the carpentry, plumbing and automotive trades. The course includes current industry practices and exposure to workplace tools, equipment and materials that are used in the construction and automotive industries.

Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers
Retention strategy part II
Funding: $25,000

This project will work directly with automotive employers to ensure their workplaces are suitable for a female apprentice. The IAME will then work with an apprentice business centre to place female automotive apprentices into these approved businesses.