Victorian Skills Gateway
Women in non-traditional trades case studies
SkillsOne: Women in Trades Channel
Issue: Careers’ information resources
SkillsOne is a television channel – SkillsOne – and website – www.skillsone.com.au – commissioned to raise the profile and status of trades, skills and related educational opportunities. The project includes a dedicated station called Women in Trades Channel.
This channel was launched in 2009 and profiles women in a variety of industries and trades. The SkillsOne website is a valuable resource hub for women and girls, providing pointers about how to start and where to connect with various trades.
Issue: Work experience and work placement
Work Inspiration is an Australia-wide, employer-led campaign that aims to transform work experience into Work Inspiration. It provides support and resources to Australian workplaces seeking to invigorate their work experience program/s.
Work Inspiration was originally developed in the United Kingdom by Business in the Community. It was launched in Australia as a partnership between The Smith Family, the Foundation for Young Australians and the National Australia Bank.
Work Inspiration is developing resources for schools so that the program might be integrated with the school timetable. This will be trialled with careers’ advisers. Work Inspiration is developing strategies that focus on career pathways for girls.