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Women in Construction Program flourishes at TMR


Aligning with Queensland Women’s Week, 5-11 March was also Women in Construction Week, celebrating women working in the construction industry and highlighting the great opportunities on offer in this field.

The number of women working in construction is on the rise. In 2021, 10 percent of construction managers were women, up from 7 per cent in 2016. However, census data shows that only 1 per cent of workers ‘on the tools’ are women.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is encouraging more women to consider a career in the industry through initiatives like our Women in Construction Program.

RoadTek, a branch of TMR, in partnership with construction recruiters Protech, is in its eighth year helping provide an entry pathway for Queensland women into construction roles—and recently welcomed its latest ‘Women in Construction’ cohort (pictured). Participants gain hands-on experience while completing a Certificate II in Civil Construction.

And we’re proud to say the program just took out a National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) National Business Award!

As a department, we are embracing the opportunity to increase participation of women in the construction industry, and work towards gender equity and diversity across all industries.