Apprenticeships Victoria campaigns to get more women into the plumbing trade | Your money

MAITLAND, Australia, June 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to Principal plumber maitland -wide, The Plumbing Life Saver, there is currently a skills shortage in the industry and female plumbers represent a whole new stream of talent. In an effort to change women’s attitudes towards plumbing as a profession, Apprenticeships Victoria and Master Plumbers launched a ‘Women in Plumbing’ program at the end of 2021, with support from the Victorian Government. The goal of the two-year, $1.2 million campaign is to create a better gender balance in the plumbing industry, encouraging higher participation rates for women.

The program offers strong promotion of plumbing career paths for women through mentorship, networking and social events, as well as paid pre-apprenticeship opportunities for Certificate II and direct apprenticeships through Plumbing Apprenticeships Victoria and Master Plumbers’ Group Training Organization.

As a male-dominated industry, it can be intimidating for women to join. The Plumbing Life Saver explains that careers in plumbing are safe and there is no room for the gender pay gap in any trade. As an established company, The Plumbing Life Saver says the emphasis in recruiting has always been on finding the best people, whether male or female.

Qualities needed to succeed in the industry include initiative, not being afraid to ask questions, problem-solving skills, and a willingness to try things, says The Plumbing Life Saver. Women can also bring a different dynamic with exceptional organizational and communication skills.

As a leading local business, The Plumbing Life Saver provides top quality workmanship and emergency services, including fixing hot water issues throughout Maitland. The team of certified plumbers are known for providing affordable and reliable services to the highest standards. From gas and plumbing installation and general home maintenance to fixing burst pipes and blocked drains throughout Maitland, The Plumbing Life Saver is available 24/7 for you. help solve minor and major plumbing problems.

To book or get a quote, contact Plumbing that saves lives or 0448 669 938.

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