There are several reasons why fewer women participate in the electrician trade in Australia. One reason is that the electrical trade has traditionally been a male-dominated field, and as a result, women may not have been encouraged to pursue careers in this field. Additionally, women may face discrimination or bias in the workplace, which can make it difficult for them to succeed in the electrical trade.
Another reason may be lack of awareness and exposure to the trade as a viable career option for women. Furthermore, misconceptions and stereotypes can lead to women overlooking the trades as a career option or not receiving the same encouragement and support as their male peers to enter in this field.
Finally, a lack of mentorship and role models for women in the electrical trade can also be a barrier to entry. Without seeing other women successfully working in the field, it may be more difficult for women to imagine themselves in those roles and pursue a career in the electrical trade.
Efforts are being made to encourage more women to pursue careers in the electrical trade, such as promoting the trade as a viable career option for women and encouraging more women to enroll in apprenticeship programs.