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With the New Zealand building industry currently experiencing a severe shortage of workers, it hardly pays to dismiss half the population as potential recruits.
There are the typical nature table and crafts station, but thanks to Rachel Corbett, her six-year-old daughter's Wellington classroom also includes a workshop table set up with toolboxes and timber so the kids can experiment with construction.
The construction industry offers great earning potential, and job growth sits at about twice the national rate. Still, a career in the trades is rarely suggested to girls in school. Less than three per cent of the 'on the tools' workforce are women.
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