Women in construction

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We all know the construction sector is facing unprecedented demand and there's a widespread shortage of skilled tāngata.

The 2018 My Boss: Legend campaign presents a short video that celebrates two ‘Pioneering Legends’.

If we're to have any chance of meeting demand, businesses need to look beyond the usual 'go-to' groups when recruiting.

There are few women in trades roles in construction, and we're encouraging change.


We're leading the way

We're leading a significant cross-sector project to increase the number of women in construction trades roles.

women in the workforce vision 2018

Project goals

women goals 2018

Some stats you might not know

  • 2.6% of tradespeople are women
  • 3% of BCITO Te Pūkenga apprentices are women