Queensland Resources Council Encourages Women to Try Mining
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is encouraging more women to learn a trade and start working in the mining industry – an important part of the strategy to combat the mining skills shortage in Australia, reports Australian Mining.
The QRC said women were already starting to fill more jobs in the industry, and higher participation would benefit men in the sector by making it easier for families to move. “We’re starting to see a shift in women coming into these non-traditional roles,” it told ABC News. “If a woman is looking at applying for a job, we’re also offering a position for their partner so that the family can shift.”