The Property Council of Australia (PCA) has welcomed a $25,000 funding commitment from the Tasmanian Liberals, if re-elected, to help fund a pilot program of the Girls in Property initiative for Tasmanian high school students.
The Girls in Property program, which has been run in mainland states by the PCA, raises awareness amongst high school students about the raft of career paths available in the property industry.
PCA’s Tasmanian Division Executive Director, Rebecca Ellston, said the program is aimed at encouraging greater female participation in the property industry.
“This funding will greatly assist in allowing the industry to run this program in Tasmania and help young women understand the opportunities available through a career in the property industry,” Ms Ellston said.
“This is an investment in creating a sustainable pipeline of talent for the growing local Tasmanian property industry and retaining Tasmanians in rewarding local careers.”
“Prior to the pandemic, the program was being run across mainland states with over 25 schools and over 600 students participating, and it’s great that Tasmania will now be part of that,” she commented.
Participating students gain insights into the industry, hear from industry leaders about what a career in property looks like, the challenges and opportunities that a career in the industry might present and the raft of careers available; they focus on why the industry is so important to the social and economic development of Australia, and have the opportunity to attend site tours of new mixed-use developments in their state for a behind the scenes guided tour.