Ladies as tradies: Southern women ditching office life for the rebuild

Posted on 2015-11-10 by W McD

This story appeared on Seven Sharp on Monday 5th October. It highlights the growing trend in Canterbury for women to leave their office jobs and retrain in a trade.

Some key facts presented in the story are:

  • There are 2400 more women working in construction in Canterbury now than there were at the same time last year
  • 17.8% of all construction workers in Canterbury are women
  • There are 8 times the number of women enrolling in trades training in Christchurch

To see the whole article, click on this link: 

http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/ladies-tradies-southern-women-ditching-office-life-rebuild-video-6397701