WIC 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
During 2016, WIC exceeded performance measures in outreach, construction related training, work-placements and paid employment whilst building a portfolio of products to support contractors and service providers to promote inclusive work environments and services.
- 221 women registered with WiC as returners or new recruits to the construction industry
- 156 women benefited from training opportunities
- 63 women moved into paid employment having completed their training
We continued to expand our reach across London, focusing on large construction projects, and this year have continued to develop our partnership with Crossrail, the Northern Line extension, and the Battersea Power station/Nine elms project, as well as initiating new partnerships for 2017 with the Tideway and HS2 projects.
From our inception in August 2008, to December 2016, Women Into Construction have supported:
- 2,037 women with advice and guidance on careers in construction and related industries
- 1,314 with construction related training
- 366 with work-placements in the industry
- 619 into paid employment
DR. TESSA WRIGHT
The Women Into Construction project was independently assessed in 2014 by Dr Tessa Wright of Queen Mary/ University of London. Her report, Women Into Construction: An assessment of a model for increasing women’s participation in Construction, evaluated the experiences of the women we work with, contractors and stakeholders. To read the report, Click here
MEG MUNN MP
Building the Future: Women in Construction, edited by Meg Munn MP, looks at the challenge of getting more women into the construction industry – and why it’s important to do it. Click here