New Zealand's infrastructure industry has a skills gap when it comes to upgrading roading networks, replacing leaky water pipes, maintaining power lines or installing faster broadband technology, to name a few. These jobs are in high-demand, can be a lot of fun, and provide varied career paths…for women just as much as men.
Girls with Hi-Vis® gives female students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, hear from inspirational women in the industry and learn what a career in the infrastructure industries, as well as other important trade sectors, can offer.
KEY DATES - 2024
By Monday 26 February 2024 - Connexis | Te Pūkenga will confirm co-host events.
Monday 4 March 2024 - All confirmed co-host events will open for school registrations.
Monday 1 April 2024 - School Registrations Close for May events.
Monday 29 April 2024 - School Registrations Close for June events.
Find out about the trades sector and the career opportunities that exist. You'll get to see what jobs look like, complete fun hands-on activities, listen to inspirational stories.
This is a great event for young women in high school who:
- enjoy working with a great bunch of people
- like practical hands-on work
- like a variety of work
- like making a positive impact in their community
- may not know much about the trade sector
- not sure what to do after school or what career opportunities exist.
Why host a GWHV event?
Make a positive impact in your business and community by introducing female school students to what a career in your industry and company can offer.
Open the door to your entry-roles, internships, gateway programme or apprenticeship.
Why are we doing it?
GWHV is increasing the opportunities for more women in join the sector!
Females only account for about 6% of employees in the Infrastructure Industries in general. This trend can be found in the statistics of many other trade sectors. Let's change that!