Girls into Trades
This evaluation report concerns a small pilot project with high school teachers and Years 10, 11 and 12 female secondary students.
The project centred on a forum held on 20 August 2010 by the Association of Women Educators (AWE), which included a presentation and discussion about non-traditional careers for women. Queensland members of The National Association of Women in Construction Association (NAWIC) provided leadership and were typically women who worked in, or who owned, businesses in the non-traditional areas.
It was intended that an outcome of the presentation and forum would be an evaluation of whether the learning experience made a difference regarding the choices the girls made and if they believed they were more informed about possible non-traditional careers and the pathways that could be taken in order to gain employment in these careers.