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Podcast: Why It’s Okay to be a Girl in Trades

Podcast Embracing Authenticity

Radmila Desic AM shares her startnas an apprentice to being awarded the Order of Australia for her significant service to women in the construction industry.

Welcome to episode 6 of the WITS About Us Podcast, brought to you by MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees.

Join us on an exciting journey as we spotlight remarkable women in the trades industry. Our 6-part series features interviews with industry experts, female apprentices, and trade career coaches, offering invaluable advice on pursuing a successful trade career.

In this episode, we spotlight Radmila Desic AM, a distinguished Order of Australia recipient and qualified carpenter and joiner.

Hosted by Stacey Wallace, General Manager of MiTraining, we delve into Radmila Desic’s remarkable work in the trades industry. She shares about her journey getting started in a trade, what it was like for her as often the only woman on the construction site and how she thinks trades will change for the better over the next 10 years.

Get ready for fresh perspectives, real-life experiences, and captivating stories about starting a career in the Australian trades industry. Whether you're interested in electrical, mechanical, or engineering apprenticeships like mechanical fitting, this podcast covers it all.

Access more information, updates, and resources about the WITS About Us Podcast. Remember to subscribe on your favourite podcast platforms, such as Apple, Spotify, Google, and YouTube and join us in celebrating the achievements of women in trades while inspiring others to pursue their dreams in the industry.

Watch the podcast recording below.

WITS About Us Podcast: Episode 6

About the Podcast

This project is funded under the grant program by Trade Pathways Program - Training Services NSW.

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Published 06/03/2024

In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.