‘Daughters day’ offers a taste for construction

Ten budding builders enjoyed a special insight into the world of work this week (6th April) at Incommunities’ construction training centre.

The young people (aged 7 – 15) all took part in a ‘bring your daughters to work’ day organised by the housing group to round off their International Women’s Day celebrations.

During the taster day the youngsters had a go at practical plumbing, joinery and plastering tasks as well as electrical alarm testing, all under the supervision of skilled trades professionals.

They also had great fun building and decorating wooden money and trinket boxes.

Seven-year-old Hazel Somerset, who was brought along by Marketing officer and mum, Caroline Chapman, said: “It’s been great fun and I’ve learnt lots.

“Incommunities do lots of different things and doing joinery was the best.”

Incommunities Assistant Chief Executive, Greg Robinson said: “As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to encouraging everyone – male and female – to reach their potential and build successful careers.

“Through events like this we want to open up the world of work to young people and construction is one area where it would be great to see more women take up professional trade careers.

“It’s been great fun and a rewarding one for both the girls taking part and their parents and carers who came along with them.

“Hopefully, it will encourage some of our younger generation to take their first steps towards an eventual career in construction!”

As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, Incommunities’ Equalities Group organised an information day in March for its staff looking at the role of women in history, their fight to tackle discrimination in society and to achieve gender equality.

Written on 8th April 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News