What’s being done in Aotearoa to create a more inclusive future for our trade industry? What’s changed over the last 30 years, and how do we compare with other countries? Chris Donnelly and Genevieve Black are joined by Stacy Mendonça from the National Association of Women in Construction and Robbie Paul of Waihanga Ara Rau to discuss the current state of diversity within New Zealand’s trade industry.
‘Diversity and inclusion’ shouldn’t feel like a box-ticking exercise on site, but it can sometimes feel daunting for business owners. Genevieve Black and Chris Donnelly are joined by Sam Sefuiva from Māori and Pasifika Trades Training and Georgina Connelly, general manager of Te Matarau Education Trust, to hone in on the benefits of a more diverse worksite.
It’s 2023, and we’re still seeing huge disparities in pay, representation and hiring women in the trades. Why?! We know more women want to get into the trades, but is it enough? Genevieve Black and Chris Donnelly speak to industry leader Andrew Bellamy about his experience hiring tradeswomen. Then, Angela Meyer explains what she believes needs to change to get more women and minorities into the trades.
In conjunction with BCITO | Te Pūkenga, we’ve created some easy-to-use online learning modules for you and your employees on a range of topics. Completing these modules will help increase skills and knowledge within your workplace, which leads to improved productivity.