Girls of Steel

 Girls of Steel

Girls of Steel assists young women to gain an apprenticeship in a non-traditional trades.

The Skill Engineer is excited to be offering an innovative new program—Girls of Steel.

Girls of Steel gives young women aged 17+ the opportunity to obtain an apprenticeship in:

  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Fitting and turning
  • Boiler making
  • Welding
  • Diesel or mechanical fitting.

We’ll be running the program at both our sites, in Wangaratta, Victoria, and on the Central Coast of NSW.

Course work will be underpinned by Certificate II in Engineering Pathways and Work Skills Cert I and will be project-based, including the manufacture of park furniture for councils, sculptures, trailers, signposts and bespoke letterboxes.

Nationally, just over 12% of the engineering labour workforce is female. This project aims to foster gender diversity in the workplace, by placing young women in non-traditional roles. We aim to provide a smooth and supported transition for our young women into the workforce.

Our first intake of ten participants at each site will take place in July.

To enquire about Girls of Steel please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Office for Women.


We acknowledge the Darkinjung and Pangerang (Bangerang) people and pay our respect to Elders past and present on whose land we have made our home and reap the opportunities. We look to the future with hope as we walk side by side with our First Nations people in the spirit of reconciliation and truth telling.

    Gosford, NSW

    Ph: (02) 4304 3031
    350 Mann St, North Gosford NSW 2250
    Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm

    Wangaratta, VIC

    Ph: (03) 5737 4257
    16 Osboldstone Rd, Wangaratta VIC 3677
    Monday to Friday, 7am – 5pm

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