We attended an event hosted by Baroness Smith of Basildon to celebrate the work of the Tradeswomen into Maintenance Project by Mears
The Tradeswomen into Maintenance project aims to increase the awareness of trade employment and training opportunities for female trade apprentices and operatives in the social housing building maintenance sector. It intends to increase the number of females working in trades and help employers understand how they can best retain women in this non-traditional area of work, once they have been recruited.
We were pleased to attend the event earlier this week, which was a great opportunity to meet, not only with industry professionals who have committed their time and expertise to guide and deliver the project, but also with some of the fantastic women who participated.
Wendy Heller, our Training, Development and Curriculum Manager commented: “It has been fantastic to see the success of the Tradeswomen into Maintenance project and we were delighted to work with Mears to deliver a series of free ‘trade’ taster workshops and help women gain skills along with knowledge of the industry and the opportunities available.”
At the event, Mears launched new research into the shortage of women in Trades in the social housing sector which you can read here
You can read more about the free ‘trade’ taster workshops here