Construction opportunities offered to 20 career-changing women

websiteAn event aimed at recruiting 20 career-changing women into the construction industry took place recently in Cardiff.

image: Encon website

CITB writes:

The event, hosted by Encon Construction, will recruit women wishing to work in a range of housing-related trades, along with companies willing to train them…

… Just 14% of the construction industry is made up of women. Figures estimate that 0.2% of these are female tradespeople. For this reason Encon’s CITB-funded project will focus on re-training women in painting and decorating; plastering and labour (with an emphasis on plant).

Commenting on the event, CITB Local Manager, Victoria Walsh, said: ‘Encon’s recruitment day is genuinely exciting because it will offer new, life-changing opportunities for career-changing women. They will have the chance to develop their existing skills, learn a trade and gain an NVQ Level 2. Training and working arrangements will be tailored and flexible. The project will also see women trained to become construction mentors: good for women, good for construction, good for Wales.’…

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For background see Encon

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