Chance for women to get into industry


The Kwinana Industries Council iWomen Project class of 2016.
The Kwinana Industries Council iWomen Project class of 2016.

iWomen is a program aimed at educating years 10, 11 and 12 students on the Kwinana industrial area and its career options.

The program was launched at Koorliny Arts Centre last week.

KIC director Chris Oughton said he was looking forward to seeing its outcome.

“This project continues to provide a great opportunity for the local female students into what is more often recognised as a male-dominated industry,” he said.

“One of the best outcomes that we continually see throughout this program, is seeing the female students become excited about the possibilities of working in industry, after seeing the numerous and very diverse employment opportunities that are available to them.”

More than 100 women have taken part in the iWomen program since its inception in 2012 .

The students who have been selected for the 2016 project will be involved in a variety of activities over six days throughout this school term.

Activities undertaken this year will include industry visits, workshop sessions, resume preparation, mock interviews, meeting women in industry, industry review and research plus a visit on the sailing ship The Leeuwin II in Fremantle.