WITS About Us Podcast

WITS About Us Podcast

Hear from industry experts, female apprentices and trade career coaches in our 6-part series

MIGAS's WITS About Us Podcast provides fresh thinking, real experiences and stirring stories to inspire more women working in trades.

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Episode 1

Episode 1 of the WITS About Us Podcast features Hacia Atherton, founding director of Empowered Women in Trades (EWIT), and hosted by General Manager of MiTraining, Stacey Wallace. Hacia Atherton’s work in this space is revolutionising how trade-based industries in Australia attract, support, and retain female careers within skilled trades.

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Episode 2

Episode 2 of the WITS About Us Podcast features Louise AzzopardiFrom a 15-year-old high school student with no intentions of pursuing higher education to becoming the first female to ever receive a Gold Medal in the Australian National Heavy Vehicle competition, Louise's story is one of determination, resilience, and triumph.

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Episode 3

Episode 3 of the WITS About Us Podcast features Peta Skujins from Integrated Information Service. The episode explores the potential of trades as a career path for young women. It emphasises the role of parents and educators in supporting young people in the career decision-making process and looks at how trades align with the growth of the Australian job market.

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Episode 4

Episode 4 of the WITS About Us Podcast features Associate Professor Christina M. Scott-Young from RMIT University and Dr Jessica Borg, a lecturer and researcher from the University of Melbourne. The episode explores women's underrepresentation in trades, focusing on construction, addressing skill gaps through apprenticeships and the importance of promoting inclusivity.

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Episode 5

Episode 5 of the WITS About Us Podcast features Karly Martin, a recently qualified Mechanical Fitter based in Sydney. The episode delves into Karly’s remarkable work in the trades industry, born from her journey to overcome adversity.

About the Podcast

WITS About Us is a podcast series designed to provide valuable resources for New South Wales women interested in a trade career. The series features six episodes with interviews with industry experts, female apprentices, and trade career coaches. 

The podcast is part of the Connecting Women to Trades Grant Program, which aims to increase the number of women in trade jobs as part of the NSW Government's Women in Trades Strategy. 

Created by MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees in partnership with the NSW Government, WITS About Us podcast is committed to promoting gender diversity and empowering women in the trades industry.

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

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