White Industries had the pleasure of hosting 15 female students and their teachers from Dalby State High School and Tara State College, when the Gateway to Industry Schools Program for manufacturing and engineering visited for an hour. Earlier, in March, the students had participated in a one-day, Arrow-sponsored, Women Who Weld program, where they made a jewellery tree. The visit was to showcase trades in action, along with showing the science, technology, engineering, design and maths connections in a real-world manufacturing and engineering setting.
Jules McMurtrie, Program Manager, said, “It is envisaged the one-day MIG welding program and the subsequent visit to industry will increase female participation in the trade pathways by approximately 20%, a great result. The Arrow pilot proves these one-day programs can be so beneficial to industry to be future skills fit and that collaboration is key. My personal thanks to these industry champions for being so generous with their time and teaching these students their business.”