Many female Dapto High School students have secured apprenticeships in mechanics and electronics over the last five years thanks to a partnership with Energy Developments.
Dapto High has now also partnered with apprenticeship recruiting and training company MIGAS.
On April 20 they held their first 'Women in Trades' workshop at the school to provide a pathway for female students into industry occupations including non-traditional trades such as mechanics and electronics.
Future workshops will be held at Dapto High on May 18 and June 8.
Dapto High School hospitality student Danica Thomas enjoyed the first workshop so much she plans on attending the next two as well.
"It was really good. I enjoyed it a lot," the year 12 student said.
"I'm hopeful Energy Developments and MIGAS can help me secure an apprenticeship in mechanics when I finish school.
"It's been my goal for the past four years.
"The people who ran the workshop are awesome. They were super helpful and I'm hopeful they will help me achieve my goal."
Dapto High senior student mentor Peter Johnson was ecstatic with the results of the first workshop.
"It was really good, terrific really," Mr Johnson said.
"We had 20 girls take part. The evaluations have been fantastic. They have been very positive.
"All of the girls have indicated they wish to continue into workshops two and three. All Year 12 girls, except two, have indicated they now wish to do a week's work experience with Energy Developments.
"The Year 10 girls will go on an excursion to their maintenance facility in Appin."
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