This handbook gives good practical advice to employers on how to attract women to the industry, and how to find women for their trade jobs. It is intended to stimulate employers’ thinking about workforce planning, the need to address skill shortages and to increase their workforce choices by attracting women for their trade jobs. The handbook was developed in consultation with the Stronger Canterbury Infrastructure Rebuild team (SCIRT) and a reference group of employers, industry training organisations, and other experts.

Around 10 percent of SCIRT’s operational workforce are women. That's engineers, traffic operators, site traffic management supervisors, site engineers, project engineers, engineers and designers.  Read more about women in the SCIRT workforce and the central City team.