Yes! They can, and many already are. It’s true that the trades industry has been male dominated. But that’s changing, and more and more wahine (women) are joining the industry. That’s good news, because we need more women in the trades.
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) estimates there’ll be 56,000 new jobs in construction by 2029 – far more than the 24,000 jobs created in the past decade. Having more women in the trades will play a big part in meeting the long-term skills shortage in the industry. Find out more about being a woman in the trades.