A Day in the Life of a Female Tradie
Exclusively for students in year 9-12, this workshop is designed to give young women an insight into the life of a tradie from the perspective of women working in the field. You will get a chance to hear from the inspiring women who are breaking stereotypes and making a difference in the electrical, automotive, or plumbing field. Participants will get an all-round understanding of what life as a tradie is really like, through hearing from current students and our industry-experienced teachers. All of this will take place in the amazing facilities our students get to develop their skills in. Students will get a real hands-on taste of what it’s like to work as a tradie.
In the electrical workshop participants will learn how to wire-up a light switch or power point. The automotive workshop will allow participants to learn about electrical wiring. Finally, in the plumbing workshop students will learn some techniques used by plumbers on the job, as well as build their own toolbox to take home.
A presentation is included that will give participants an excellent insight into courses at Box Hill Institute and employment opportunities for women in trades.
These are free workshops; however, booking is essential.
Students will have the opportunity to choose two out of the following three workshops to take part in:
- Electrical: learn how to wire-up a light switch or power point.
- Automotive: Have a high-voltage experience with electric currents. Learn how electrical wiring works for your car indicators and head-lights.
- Plumbing: Build a galvanised metal tool box and learn the techniques used in roof-plumbing and mechanical services.
After lunch, participants will attend a presentation on student life at Box Hill Institute and the trade courses we offer. The presentation will also include discussion on what jobs are available in trades, pathways to other programs and what it is like working as a tradie.