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Think Trades are not for you? Think again…


Did you know the Building & Construction Industry is one of the top 5 fastest growing industry sectors across the country with so many exciting opportunities for you to explore?

There has never been a better time to consider taking a leap of faith into a career in trades than today. If you want a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to grow and develop your skills then a trade could be for you!

Have you thought a career in trades sounded interesting but you are not sure how to make it happen?

Trade Academy will support you to not only find a trade you enjoy but answer your questions on how to get an apprenticeship.

Source- Labour Market Portal Insight Report

EWIT featured on Studio 10

EWIT’s Tools Skills Day was featured on Studio 10! This program is designed to build your confidence with handling tools needed for work within the trades. You also gain the mindset tools that will help you overcome self-doubt and pursue a career in trades.

Program Overview

EWIT has collaborated with industry leaders to deliver unique virtual and hands-on programs to teach as many women and Australians as possible how to use tools and increase the awareness of what a career within skilled trades looks like. These programs are designed to empower women by providing them with the opportunity to gain the skills and confidence to imagine, design, and create anything and enable women to see the trade-based industries as a viable pathway.

The Trade Academy is a program designed for people who are interested in learning the basics of using tools needed to work within various trades. You will also gain an understanding of all types of trade-based careers available, as well as what they entail and how you could benefit from them too!

Participants will get a glimpse of what each trade is like, from studying virtual resources and doing hands-on activities with TAFE’s, employers, and industry leaders. This way they can make better decisions about their future career path.

Thank You to Our Partners

Program Goals

In collaboration with industry leaders, we have designed an innovative program to open up the pathways for Australian’s to enter apprenticeships and address the issues of:

NATIONAL SKILL SHORTAGE

Australia is facing a skills shortage of tradespeople, with a severe under-representation of women

FALLING APPRENTICESHIPS

Currently apprentice commencements is at the lowest level since the late- 1990s

FINANCIAL SECURITY

COVID-19 has disproportionately effected women in terms of job loss and reduced income

We are seeking sponsorship support for the launch of our pilot program in 2022. For more information please download our sponsorship document.

Program Structure


A virtual learning platform consisting of pre-recorded content as well as live virtual days. The program will consist of watching pre-recorded videos on a variety of trades, interviews with experienced professionals in their fields, positive psychology, human skills, and mindset tools to support to thrive along your journey in skilled trades.

Tool Skills Day

To build your confidence with handling tools needed to work within the trades. These sessions are also planned to support you to overcome self-doubt in your ability to pursue a career within one of these trades and inspire you to see the opportunities within trades.

At the end of the day, if you are interested in exploring a career within trades, you can either enroll in the two weeks ‘Experience trades’ or straight into a Pre-Apprenticeship program.

Experience Trades

This is a two-week immersive learning experience is designed to build your understanding of a range of trades by giving you hands-on experience of a range of trades. The practical components are complemented by Human Skills and Positive Psychology modules to equip you with the skills you need to thrive in trade-based industries.


Why Is This Unique?

We give you an opportunity to get on the tools in a supportive environment, as well as ask questions about what it’s like to work in trade-based industries. You will learn new skills and have a chance to try tools you may not be familiar with and find out more about what a career in trades involves and what it’s like working as a female in the trade-based industry.

You will also learn how to improve your human skills such as self-awareness, resilience, and teamwork so you can better understand yourself.

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

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