Women in Trades

Discover the career possibilities for you in trades with this full-day, hands-on experience! 

Mechanical Trades 1200X6102x v2


3:15 PM


The Hub, Otago Polytechnic
Dunedin campus, Forth Street, Dunedin, Otago 9016,
New Zealand

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More women are looking to start a career in trades as it is well paid and has plenty of opportunities to grow!

If you're unsure which trade or training pathway is right for you, join us on this full-day trades experience. 

Get a taste of what it's like to study Carpentry, Electrical, Automotive and Mechanical Trades. Our lecturers will guide you to immerse yourself in a few hands-on activities in each study area. 

Get to be a tradie for a day and learn about the career and earning potential in this sector. You will also get to chat with our lecturers over lunch (our shout!) and ask any questions you may have.

Nonetheless, it will be a fun experience on a school day which will help you immensely in making your career decisions.


Email liaison@op.ac.nz to register your interest by Tuesday, 27 September 2022, with your full name, contact details and any dietary requirements for catering.

This event is open only to female and gender-diverse high school students.

Schedule for the day:



9.00 am

Meet at The Hub, Otago Polytechnic Dunedin campus, Forth Street, Dunedin

9.15am – 10.00am

Mihi Whakatau, Housekeeping & Plan for Day (split into groups if necessary)

10.00am – 11.00am

1st Activity

11.00am – 11.15pm

Travel to 2nd Activity

11.15pm – 12.15pm

2nd Activity

12.15pm – 12.30pm

Travel to Lunch Venue

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Lunch Break

1.30pm – 1.45pm

Travel to 3rd Activity

1.45pm – 2.45pm

3rd Activity

2.45pm – 3.00pm

Travel back to The Hub

3.00pm – 3.15pm

Wrap Up & Goodbyes

See you then!