Women in Trades w/ Kylie Taffard: September 15, 2021
Women in Trades w/ Kylie Taffard: September 15, 2021Women in Trades w/ Kylie Taffard: September 15, 2021
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 22,000 women in Aotearoa have lost their jobs. In the wake of this, the Women in Trades Collective is working harder than ever to encourage women into trades as a career option, and work with employers to help support women when they get there. On the Wire this Wednesday, Frances Wright spoke to Kylie Taffard, chairperson for the Women in Trades Collective to get a picture of the current climate of women in the trades industry. They spoke about what ‘the trades’ are, barriers that stop women getting into trades, and what the organisation is doing to encourage the trades as career options for women.