15 Sep 2017

Kelly leads the charge for women in trades

The latest research shows women make up 46.2% of the Australian workforce. When women are represented as 50.4% of the population, this result is what you would expect. Yet, with a shortage of apprentices and tradies, and the increased promotion of women entering trades, they still only make up 2% of the industry.

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13 Sep 2017

Juma leads the way for new beginnings

Imagine that you are sitting down to dinner and suddenly you hear gunshots. It’s dark and you can’t tell where the shots have come from but you know they’re close. Like so many times before, and just like your parents have shown you, you grab a blanket and run to the bushes. This was the reality for Wagga Wagga plumber, Juma Abbas for 12 years.

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05 Sep 2017

Industry CEO says Industry is not broken

According to Education Reporter, Monique Hore and the Herald Sun, Young Victorian tradies want to repair industrys broken image”. Having entered the industry as an apprentice and now leading Australia’s largest network of plumbers and electricians, Steve Keil disputes that it is broken.

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24 Aug 2017

Workers Demanding benefits in lieu of money

At a time where the cost of living continues to increase, it’s only natural that employees would be working out how to get a pay rise. On the other side of the coin, the growing skills shortage is making it harder for employers to find staff and like the cost of living, the costs associated with running a business are also increasing, making it hard for many small business owners to commit to regular pay rises for their staff.

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24 Mar 2017

Ensuring your lights comply with Australian Standards

With a growing number of LED lighting products being offered for free, it is more important than ever for electricians to be diligent in ensuring products they use meet relevant safety standards.

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13 Dec 2016

Jade paves the way for female plumbers

In 2011, there were just 638 female plumbers and 1,432 female electricians registered in Australia, representing less than 2% of the workforce in trade industries. And, despite an increasing awareness of the threat of skilled trade shortages looming with the retirement of baby boomers, there has been little change in the numbers of women entering these trades since the 1980’s.

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05 Dec 2016

Christmas lights, the safe way

Worldwide, the Christmas season brings families and friends together, celebrating with lots of food and festivities. But for some people, the festive season can end in tragedy, and too often this is because of one of the most visible parts of Christmas, the lights.

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