Half of school age children have never been given any information on possible jobs in construction by teachers or careers advisers, according to a recent UK study.
Did you get any information on a career in construction when you were at school?
Carla Tonga had every door in the building industry closed on her 20 years ago but that has all changed now.
She loves helping other women to learn more about the industry.
“In the beginning, I was always taught that we were supposed to have girl jobs, once this opportunity came, I thought it was the best thing ever that I can get out there and be able to do it on my own and make money and support my family."
New Zealand women are paid, on average, 13% less than their male counterparts for work of the same value.
What should we do to fix this imbalance?
96% of these kids drew a male builder but our very own Carla Tonga showed the kids that it's "really cool to be a female builder".
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Posted on Fri, 12 May 2017
by Rebecca Hodges