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New programs to help Canberra women join careers in construction industry | The Canberra Times



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Girls entering high school are ready to take on the world, but by the end of their school career many will be pushed away from the male-dominated construction industry, a trend one group of builders want to change. National Association of Women in Construction ACT president Peita De Boer said supporting girls who had the passion for a trade in high school was key to keep them on track through their career. Ms De Boer said while students in years 6 and 7 were often eager to try anything and take on a trade, by year 9 that changed. “When they get to that critical time of [school], is when either family would say, ‘you shouldn’t do that’, or their school guidance counsellor might try and push them down a more traditional…

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