30 days ago

'Women should be in the kitchen': Single mum's challenging road from retail to building

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Queenstown's Jo Stirling was laughed at and ridiculed by male builders when she said she aspired to the trade, but three years into her apprenticeship no-one's laughing any more.

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1 day ago

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Debbie Jamieson Reporter from Queenstown News

Queenstown's electricity supply is vulnerable, according to local officials.

1 day ago

Get a strong start


We’re helping women take that first step into the trades. Women who have the right kinds of strengths for the trades. Mental strength, determination, endurance, perseverance. Strengths that many women with life experience have.

If you’re thinking of changing career or returning to work, register for The BCITO & Mitre 10 Building Women Night.

You’ll get to chat to women apprentices paving the way, talk to BCITO people about the 15 different trade qualifications, meet employers about future opportunities, or have a crack on the tools for a taste of the trades.

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