AMMA Skills Connect is set to help resource industry employers tap into Queensland’s valuable women’s workforce with the next Connecting Women jobseeker forum taking place in Brisbane next Tuesday, 10 December 2013.

Following the success of earlier sessions in Caboolture and Beenleigh, AMMA Skills Connect has expanded the Connecting Women program to bridge the gap between resource industry employers and more than 150 Brisbane women eager to pursue a career in Australia’s mining, oil and gas sectors.

For resource employers, this is an opportunity to meet and engage with a pool of talented and motivated women, improve gender diversity across the resource workforce and offer career guidance to help strengthen the labour market outlook for the years ahead.

In addition to hearing from a host of industry experts on conditions, training and career pathways, participants will also be given the opportunity to gain the necessary skills of resource industry employment through training under the state government’s Certificate III Guarantee program, with the assistance of the Sarina Russo Institute and AMMA Skills Connect.

“Improving women’s participation in the resource industry workforce has become an industry objective and based on feedback from our first Connecting Women events, women are keen to become a part of the industry’s exciting culture,” AMMA Skills Connect project manager Kim Hetherington said.

“AMMA Skills Connect offers the foothold women need to overcome barriers to resource employment with training opportunities in construction, hospitality and maintenance, and partnerships across the industry mean they will have very real job opportunities once that training is completed.”

Funded in partnership with the Australian Government, the AMMA Skills Connect Connecting Women Brisbane jobseeker forum will be the stepping stone women need to join Australia’s resource industry.

If you are interested in connecting with a group of more than 150 talented women jobseekers, contact AMMA Skills Connect on 1800 627 771 and learn how you can get involved.

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