Help for women to enter industry


Sushma Domal started a Diploma of Engineering last year.
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Sushma Domal started a Diploma of Engineering last year. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d449051

But the Success resident, inspired by her husband, wants to set herself apart from the competition.

She is one of 100 Western Australians to have secured a training scholarship for women entering a field where females make up less than 25 per cent of the workforce.

The one-off State Government grants are worth $3000 each.

They are available to women over 18 who have left school and are studying at Certificate III level or above across more than 170 specified qualifications.

Ms Domal began a Diploma of Engineering (Technical) at Challenger Institute last August.

She said her husband, who has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UWA, inspired her to try to crack the industry.

“I have always wanted to work in a technical field,” she said.

“Combining my business degree from India and technical qualification from Australia will put me in a better situation from other applicants for the same job.

“Any initiatives like this will always be great help in developing local leaders and skills.”

Applications for the 2017 round of training scholarships should open in late 2016.