“Many women in the Northern Territory are forging careers in the construction industry, and we’ve established NAWIC’s NT chapter to support their career development and encourage more women to enter this challenging and dynamic industry,” says NAWIC’s Chief Executive Officer, Sheryle Moon.
NT committee chair, Pauline Halse, says: “We’ve actively engaged with women in the NT construction industry this year, and they’ve told us that they want support, networking, mentoring and information sharing. We are grateful for the backing of NAWIC’s Queensland chapter, which is currently assisting with us to attract members and sponsorship.
“We have signed up almost 20 local members in just a few months, have established an active committee, and are delighted that many local companies have provided time for staff to develop the chapter council,” Ms Halse adds.
NAWIC has introduced a membership reward program to encourage growth of the new NT chapter. When a company nominates three staff in the Top End to join NAWIC, the association will donate two student memberships to local apprentices or students, and they’ll gain automatic access to NAWIC’s mentoring program. The nominated staff members also gain free access to this service, plus discounts to any future NAWIC NT events.
“We would like to express our appreciation for all our corporate members for their ongoing support, as this has enabled us to implement awards, mentoring programs and events around Australia. We will be looking to extend these programs and events to the Northern Territory, so that more women can enjoy careers in construction,” Ms Moon concludes.
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Date: Wednesday 21 November, 5pm
Venue: Billabong Room, Novotel Atrium
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