Many people have been involved in delivering this project.
Trade Careers is managed by a small project team:
Kelly Bennett — Project owner
Tessa Waters and Angela Meyer — Project Managers
Emma Donnelly — Project Coordinator
Morgana Watson — Iwi Liaison
Sam Utai — Pasifika Liaison
Amanda Williams — Employer Liaison
Faye McNeil — Video Production by Executive Beige
Tania Domett and Dr Jennie Coker — Cogo
TradeCareers has been funded by the Tertiary Education Commission Transitional ITO COVID-19 Response Projects Fund. It is an initiative of the Women in Trades Collective — consisting of BCITO, Connexis, Competenz, and Skills, the four ITO’s responsible for the building, construction and infrastructure sectors.
Women in Trade Collective:
Kelly Bennett — BCITO
Jude van Wichen Miller — Skills
Sarah Peldmanis — Competenz
Taniya Scott and Prue Feely — Connexis
Sue McNabb — Learning and Development Consultant
Ben Woodward — Copywriter
Gillian Brookes — Flexible Work Consultant
Kristy Christensen — Consultant
Tessa Waters — Script writer and plays the character “Dave”.
Akin — Website development and design.
We are guided by Te Roopu Tautoko:
Stuart Lawrence — Chair Māori & Pasifika Trades training
Laisa Pickering — Ultimate Ambassador Connexis
Colleen Upton — NAWIC Trades Representative
Elizabeth Cramer Roberts — Apprentice Electrician
Amanda Williams — BCITO business development advisor
Ana Morrison — DCE Partnerships & Equity, Te Pukenga
Josh Williams — Principal Consultant, Skills
Kylie Taffard — Chairperson Women in Trades NZ, HOD Careers Whangārei Girls High School, and EdD candidate.
Hoe kau — Education Mentor at the Mind Lab and PhD candidate
Sarah Toase — NAWIC Wellington Chapter Chair
We are grateful to the many trailblazing tradeswomen who have shared their stories that have shaped this project and will inspire the many women career seekers that follow them.
Kat Kawai, Joy Malu, Tegan Williams, Jazz Gregg-Schofield, Liz Watson, Billie McDonnell, Vee Vunga Ungounga, Nikita Porthouse, Jordy Holt, Grace and Holly Ferndale, Andrew Bellamy and Marc Rudolf.
We are supported by industry who have responded to the survey, watched the videos and shared the messaging. Without the support of trade associations, industry bodies, employers; large, medium and small the project would not have experienced the success it has.
In particular we recognise Myles Sellers who passed away on June 2, 2021. Myles’ enormous support and passion for this project and his commitment to increasing the participation of women in the trades will be greatly missed.