Women in Trades
MIGAS recognises that women in trades, especially the manufacturing, engineering and mining industries, are very under-represented.
MIGAS encourages and supports females in the trades, and currently has a number of female apprentices employed in Australian Industry as electricians, boilermakers, diesel fitters and refrigeration apprentices (just to name a few).
We have previously worked with Atlas Heavy Engineering on the north side of Brisbane in a program called Women in Welding where we helped a number of pre-trade qualified women get into apprenticeships in the boilermaking trade. The feedback we had from this cooperative venture is that the standard of craftsmanship in the welding jobs that these women have done is superior to some of the men who have been through the workshop. We placed a number of these participants into apprenticeships where they can complete their trade qualifications and go on and advance their career within the engineering trade they have selected.
Read about award-winning Apprentice Ambassador, Amber Zinke, who completed her Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship with MIGAS.
Check out Courtney Frampton-Dahl's story, the Melbourne-based 18 year old who made her mark as a Boilermaking Apprentice with MIGAS.
Read about Emma Zeimer, a dual-traded Mechanic and Electrician who was an adult apprentice with MIGAS.
You might also be interested in reading this article on Women in Trades: A positive for any business.
MIGAS is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Read about how we support Workforce Diversity.