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How do we encourage more women into the construction industry?

Check out this article originally published by The Planning & Building Control Today website on July 21, 2017.

"Getting women into the construction industry is a challenge, but one that must be addressed. OSC examines the factors that are holding female workers back

Current male-to-female statistics in the UK paint a concerning picture. According to IET a mere 9% of the engineering workforce is female, while union UCATT said the labour force for construction suggests barely any improvement on this figure, with only 11% represented by females. UCATT goes on to report that just 1% of workers on site are female. With this in mind, it’s become increasingly important to encourage women into the male-dominated construction and engineering industry to tap into new skill sets, opinions and experiences that women bring to the table.

So, what can be done to address this issue?"

Continue reading this article HERE.


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