Fill the Gap is an SSI program that empowers women to enter male-dominated trade industries through connecting them with training, networks and employment opportunities.

About Connecting Women to Trades

Despite increasing career opportunities for women, their participation in male-dominated trades has remained persistently low for decades, representing a missed opportunity for women to secure skilled and sustainable employment. SSI’s Connecting Women to Trades program helps build female participants’ confidence, skills and support networks in trades where women are under-represented, and where skills gaps exist. 

Funded by the Training Services NSW, SSI delivers the Connecting Women to Trades program in the epicentre of infrastructure growth in south and southwestern Sydney. Providing tailored support for those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, we help connect participants with the training and opportunities required to enter and thrive in male-dominated trade industries.   

How we help

We connect you with industry-specific advice and accredited training opportunities.
We help build your confidence and prepare you for employment through job readiness training and resume building.
Partnering with major industry employers, we connect you with industry work placements that may lead to traineeships, apprenticeships, or employment.


Connecting Women to Trades is funded under the grant program by Trade Pathways Program – Training NSW

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Get in touch


Connecting Women to Trades is delivered in south Sydney and south-western Sydney. 

Address: Level 2/45 – 47 Scott Street, Liverpool NSW 2170 or Ground Floor 

Phone: 02 9600 3100