Eleven women have passed a special trades course at the Goulburn Valley Community College.
Women's Trade and Technical course coordinator Mrs Jan Christie described it as an "outstanding success".
The women received graduation certificates from college acting director Mr Ray Lyons last Friday.
They began the six-month course on February 27.
The course has been run for several years, and many of its graduates now work in non-traditional roles.
Four of the eleven women have gained apprenticveships - two as carpenters with Shepparton firms and another two as panel beaters in Melbourne.
"We are very proud of the work these young women have been doing over the last six months," Mrs Christie said.
"They have had a lot to put up with and they've really shown what they are made of.
"They studied in a variety of trade and technical areas, and the remainder are most anxious to find work."
Employers in the region looking for highly motivated workers should contact her at the college on 21 5255.