Trades Program

We bring you a taster from the world of trades to turn your interest into knowledge

Many people are curious about a career in skilled trades but don’t know much about it, don’t know where to start or what trade to choose. Some women worry they will not be welcome in the industry, others don’t know much about apprenticeships or what to do.

A lot of trades may require you to use tools you may not be familiar with, which can feel overwhelming and may put you off progressing. In collaboration with Box Hill Institute and Maxme, Empowered Women In Trades have developed the Experience Trades Program, which is designed to help you gain confidence and hands-on practical experience “on the tools”. We complement this learning with positive psychology workshops because a successful career in trades requires more than just well- developed trade skills. We provide you with the mental tools you need to overcome your self-doubt and find the courage to pursue a career in trades.


Welcome to Empowered Women in Trades Trade Academy Experience Trades Scholarship application for the 23rd of March 2022 to 1st of April 2022 program.

We’re proud to offer 20 Scholarship places. Each Scholarship granted will include the following:

– 8-day experience trades program

– Positive Psychology workshop run by EWIT & Maxme

– Trade experience at Box Hill Institute in carpentry, plumbing, electrical & automotive

– Employer experience on a Kapitol commercial construction site

– Employer experience at a Tesla workshop

– PPE pack including steel toe boots, hard hat, high vis, T-shirt

And more!

Please note you’ll be required to make your own way to the meeting spot – Southern Cross station, Melbourne CBD, and Box Hill Institute Lakeside campus

*Applications close on March 16th at 21:00, with successful applicants announced on 18 March.


23rd March to the 1st April


Box Hill Institute – Lilydale Lakeside Campus & Employer sites in West Footscray & Richmond


Come along, put your hands on the tools and gain the confidence you need to start a career in trades.

We’ll teach you about the tools required for plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and automotive. You will gain hands-on experience and for those that want to progress further, sign up for our 8-day inaugural “Experience Trades” program.

The Human Skills workshops will support you to build confidence to ask questions and clarify your understanding before taking action. You will also learn the importance of building trust and rapport with your peers, leaders, and customers.

Understanding the role of listening, asking questions, empathy, and communication when building relationships and a career in trades

Gaining mental agility, mindset management and recognizing the reactive state, and responding appropriately

Managing self-doubt and overcoming imposter syndrome, whilst building your confidence with handling tools

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Take the courageous step to starting a career within skilled trades today!