Women into non-traditional industries and occupations
Go girl: School-based strategies to encourage girls and young women into non-traditional occupations
Many innovative careers’ guidance practices and initiatives in Australian schools are resulting in good outcomes for girls and young women and a report into current models of careers’ exploration available for girls and young women will be released by economic Security4Women (eS4W) on 19th August in Perth. Programs and initiatives that focus on broadening career options for girls are challenging persistent gender based stereotyping and negative perceptions about the experiences of young women in non-traditional occupations. These programs can impact positively not only on the long-term future of individual women, but also on the Australian economy.
eS4W chair, Sandra Cook, welcomed the findings of the report.
“Our member organisations are committed not just to increased workforce participation by women and girls, but to see them working in careers with skill sets that are highly valued, transportable, flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of industry – all contributing to their lifelong economic security”, she said.
The report found successful programs to be characterised by the following approaches:
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