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Helping Hand Day to empowering women chippies: CA update

Carpentry Australia is committed to diversity and inclusivity in the trades.

This article explores recent initiatives, including empowering women in carpentry, the impactful Helping Hand Day Celebration, and a supportive event at Swinburne Croydon campus for apprentices.

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Nathan Quinn, Carpentry Australia Head of Development. Image: Carpentry Australia

Empowering women in carpentry:

Carpentry Australia’s newest team member, Felicity Pettiford was on the road performing various site visits on November 22, focussed on creating a safe environment for apprentices, particularly women.

Emphasising a growth mindset and goal setting, Carpentry Australia shapes a future that combines technical skills with a success-oriented mindset. Our champion members stress the importance of fostering growth mindsets and goal setting in apprenticeship programs, ensuring long-term success in the industry.

Felicity’s interactions with female apprentices highlight Carpentry Australia’s commitment to providing a platform for women to connect, share experiences, and build a supportive community.

Helping Hand Day celebration:

On November 23, Carpentry Australia celebrated Helping Hand Day at Ms. Frankie Cremorne, showcasing collective action with industry partners to transfer homes for those in need.

The event honoured exceptional contributions, aligning with Carpentry Australia’s pillars of Nationwide Community and Collaboration and Industry Support and Advocacy.

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The Helping Hand Day events are scheduled to expand nationwide in 2024, reflecting Carpentry Australia’s commitment to fostering a sense of community.

Supporting apprentices at Swinburne Croydon Campus:

Carpentry Australia welcomed 90 new apprentices at Swinburne Croydon campus, with partners supporting the mission and sharing insights into the industry.

The event featured knowledge-sharing sessions, providing apprentices with insights into advanced carpentry techniques and career opportunities within the industry.

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Carpentry Australia actively shapes a future where the trades are open and welcoming to all. From empowering women to impactful celebrations and supporting apprentices, Carpentry Australia is building a better future for the industry and Australia. The ongoing journey signifies progress and a commitment to inclusivity.

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