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Building Futures: Pathways to Trades Program

Building Futures: Pathways to Trades is a free program launching in Wyndham and the surrounding areas. The program is designed to support women who’ve experienced challenges in life by helping them into valuable well-paid careers in the trades industry.

Sign up for our next free virtual event on Tuesday 22 June from 5:30-7 p.m. In this session we’ll talk about overcoming the anxieties of entering a trades workplace and how we are breaking down barriers for women considering a course or career in trades.


Currently On: Workshop Series

Through a series of 4 workshops and a year-long mentoring and support program, our group of women from the Wyndham area are learning about opportunities in trades, connecting to a peer group of women, meeting with well-connected and experienced long-term mentors, learning new career-ready skills, and connecting directly with trades employers.


Workshop 1: Meet with likeminded women, network and connect.

Workshop 2: Get access to trades businesses, trying tools and working in small groups to solve industry-specific problems.

Workshop 3: See a variety of roles and women in them while getting increased knowledge of the different roles available to you.

Workshop 4: Learn about the increased roles available, and secure a job or TAFE course in the trades industry.


Interested in learning more or signing up for the next workshop series? Contact Project Co-ordinator Katie Yates


The next event in our Building Futures: Pathways to Trades Program is on Tuesday 22 June from 5:30-7 p.m. and places are limited.

In this free virtual session, we’ll talk about overcoming the anxieties of entering a trades workplace with a panel of women currently working in trades. We’ll learn about their experience, advice they have, and talk about how we’re breaking down barriers for women considering a course or career in trades.


  • Are you a woman seeking financial security?
  • Do you live in or near Wyndham?
  • Have you experienced challenging circumstances in life?

We welcome women of all backgrounds and have a particular focus on supporting indigenous women, women of refugee or asylum-seeking and CALD backgrounds, women with disabilities, and women with experience of challenging family and financial situations.

Our program is completely free. In addition, if you experience a barrier to accessing the course such as reimbursing the cost of transport or requiring childcare, we may be able to help support you. As a participant, you will join a local group of women receiving training, peer support, mentoring, and employment connections to help you achieve financial security in a trades career. We can’t wait to meet you!

Questions?  Contact Project Co-ordinator Katie Yates

Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation acknowledges the support of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, the City of Wyndham, and Victoria University.

TWACF is part of the Tradeswomen Australia Group. You can learn more about our other activities here.