Women in Construction

A SCIRT Women in Construction (SWIC) working group was established to raise the visibility of women working in operational roles.
Research commissioned in Canterbury in May 2013 found there was an untapped pool of women labour, of which half had not considered rebuild positions (such as civil construction) because they were seen as "jobs for men".
In response to this, a SCIRT Women in Construction (SWIC) working group was established to "Raise the visibility and enable women working in construction across the SCIRT programme."
In one year, the success of SWIC was such that it resulted in the doubling of women in crew roles at SCIRT - from 6% of the workforce in 2014 to 12% in 2015.
In 2016, with the support of the SCIRT board and the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC), SWIC approached industry organisations with the intention of exploring ways to maintain momentum despite SCIRT winding down.
In December 2016, a national working group was established under the banner of Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ). It aimed: "To raise the visibility and enable women in civil contracting in New Zealand."
For additional information about SWIC's activities and successes, please see the attachments below.

Last updated
3:37am 22nd November 2017
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Building new opportunities for women
Building new opportunities for women
A document which describes the establishment of the SCIRT Women in Construction (SWIC) group and its achievements.
SCIRT Women in Construction advertisements
SCIRT Women in Construction advertisements
A series of SCIRT advertisements which feature images of women in construction.
Diversity Awards 2015 submission: Category: Empowerment
Diversity Awards 2015 submission: Category: Empowerment
An award submission nominating SCIRT Women in Construction (SWIC) for the 2015 Diversity Awards: Category: Empowerment.
Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards 2016 submission: Category: Professional Tradeswoman of the Year - Jane Taylor
Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards 2016 submission: Category: Professional Tradeswoman of the Year - Jane Taylor
An award submission nominating Jane Taylor for the Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards 2016: Category: Professional Tradeswoman of the Year.
Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards 2015 submission: Category: Professional Woman of the Year - Paula Lock
Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards 2015 submission: Category: Professional Woman of the Year - Paula Lock
An award submission nominating Paula Lock for the Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards 2015: Category: Professional Woman of the Year.
Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards 2015 submission: Category: Helen Tippett Award
Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards 2015 submission: Category: Helen Tippett Award
An award submission nominating SCIRT Women in Construction (SWIC) for the Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards 2015: Category: Helen Tippett Award.
CTV News - SCIRT Women
CTV News - SCIRT Women
A video of a CTV News broadcast of a Ministry of Women's Affairs initiative to attract more women into trades and construction related jobs.
APEC workshop presentation
APEC workshop presentation
A presentation which outlines SCIRT's approach to raising the visibility of and enabling women working in construction across the SCIRT programme.