Here are our fantastic group from Essex receiving some essential training from Women into Construction. The training included confidence, assertiveness and growth mind-set training along with CV and employability support. The group flourished and found solidarity in one another to identify their strengths.
The women have varied career backgrounds; Hayley, who was a care worker, is looking to work in an office environment within construction. Daisy is an aspiring plumber who requires some work experience to complete her self-funded Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing. Liz, formerly a teacher and a qualified architect, has a keen interest in the environment and sustainability. Karen has experience with the Financial Ombudsman Service and is looking to secure an office-based role. Shade, a fully qualified accountant, is now looking to get her start in the construction industry.
WIC and SECTA Project Manager for Essex, Kirstie Forrester said about the group “These women inspire me each and every day by showing how strong and resilient they are!”
A big thank you to Sharon Ford from Southend Adult Community College (SACC) for delivering an amazing class and for sharing her own experiences of working as a painter and decorator. And another big thank you to Linda Wagstaff of SACC for her fabulous support, helping the group with their CVs and finding new avenues to find work.
Linda commented “It was so inspiring to meet with a group of people who were fully engaged and enthusiastic about their future plans and goals.”
If you are an employer who could offer opportunities to these women through work placements or job opportunities, please contact WiC’s Kirstie Forrester at [email protected].
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