Supported by Chevron Australia, the South Metropolitan Tafe's Women in Engineering program equips women with the foundation skills and confidence to gain employment in the resources industry or pursue higher level engineering qualifications.
More than 90 women have participated in the Certificate III in Engineering course since it began in 2010, with a significant majority progressing to diploma and advanced level diploma studies or pursuing apprenticeship or traineeship opportunities.
In addition to providing study scholarships for participants, Chevron Australia supports the program by linking students with female mentors who serve as role models and contribute to information and networking sessions.
The entry level program is designed to address the under-representation of women in paraprofessional engineering roles and tertiary engineering studies in Western Australia by providing an insight into engineering from a female perspective and addressing barriers that might discourage women from entering an engineering career.
For more information about the program, or to find out how you can get involved visit South Metropolitan Tafe or contact Chevron Australia.