EWIT News – April 2024

Welcome to EWIT’s Newsletter – it is a big week for us speaking and exhibiting at Sydney Build, we can’t wait to tell you all about it. This week we have highlights from our partnerships at Apprenticeship programs and some networking events in Sydney. We also have an interview with Bella from the Construction Specialties Louvre factory team and a fantastic offer of support for breast cancer awareness from Steel Blue.  

Reece’s Apprentice+ Roadshow

We recently joined REECE in Sydney to launch their Apprentice + program. The program is aimed to engage with enthusiastic pre-apprentices and apprentices who are at the very beginning of their plumbing careers!   

Attendees discussed the future of the plumbing industry, shared insights, and offered advice to help the next generation of skilled tradies succeed. It was inspiring to see the passion and dedication of these young individuals at the beginning of their journey. 

EWIT CEO Hacia Atherton was thrilled at the turn out and the response to the event.  

“Today has been nothing short of magical. Its such a great experience to spending the morning with plumbing apprentices discussing the future of the industry and hearing their passion for trades,” she said. 

Penrith turns out for tradie lady networking.

On April 19th, EWIT hosted a networking event in collaboration with apprenticeship and employment organization, VERTO. The event provided an excellent opportunity for Tradie Ladies, Non-binary folks, apprentices, and those passionate about the trades to connect over a FREE breakfast with the Greater Western Sydney crew. 

Mel Davis our COO said it was an exciting event that diversity is important to the trades indsutries.   

“North Penrith, you really turned up on Friday for our Women in Trades Networking event with the VERTO (Australia) Women in Trades team – Chris Durrant, Simone Wright & Natasha Judd. 

It was phenomenal to meet so many amazing individuals doing great things in the space and being voices for promoting diversity and equality beyond just gender. This event’s theme was career progression and investing in women already in the industry to support the next steps of career development. 

We know it takes a village – and this village is epic! #30by30 

Massive thanks go out to event sponsors Carly Allen and the Gamuda Australia team and Bunnings North Penrith – without their continued support, we would not be able to put these events on. They are vitally important for building connections and a sense of belonging.” 

Interview – Bella from CS Group

Our amazing partner Cs Group Construction had the pleasure of interviewing Bella from the Construction Specialties Louvre factory team. Here’s a glimpse of our conversation: 

Introduce Yourself: 

“Hi, my name is Bella, and I work on the Construction Specialties Louvre factory team.” 

How Did You Get Started in the Industry?: 

“I started about 2 years ago for a family business with my uncle who works on construction job sites.” 

What Motivates You?: 

“Trying something challenging, that challenges me physically and mentally every day and coming to work and accomplishing new challenges.” 

Your Specific Role at Construction Specialties: 

“I mainly construct and put together louvre panels.” 

Other Jobs You’ve Worked On in the Past: 

“I’ve got a lot of warehousing experience but mainly on the construction site until now manufacturing louvres.” 

Advice for Females Looking to Get into Trades: 

“Follow your heart, have a lot of resilience and don’t be afraid to come into an industry that is dominated by men. Most of them are very keen to help out the girls that are willing to give it a go.” 

$10 donated for every pair of Pink and Purple boots sold to Breast Cancer Care 

EWIT is dedicated to supporting causes that matter, and we’re excited to announce our collaboration with Steel Blue for the “What a Pair” campaign in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. 

For every pair of pink and purple boots sold, Steel Blue will donate $10 to Breast Cancer Care WA. Join us in making a difference by supporting this campaign! Learn more here. 

Thank you for your continued support, and let’s continue to build a brighter future together in the trades industry!