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Women in Construction

FEMCON

The future of the construction industry in the EU is threatened by a chronic labour shortage exacerbated by the COVID crisis. The shortage of construction workers in the EU is expected to increase in the future due to a declining population and an ageing workforce FEMCON will develop innovative vocational education & training that will assist women working in or considering a career in construction industry to progress to visible roles within the industry.In so doing, FEMCON will increase the attractiveness of the industry for others, thus leading to a greater number of women choosing the sector.

Our VET aimed education will further impact female workforce in the construction industry across Europe, to become aware of their rights to equality in the industry & to utilise their skills in the industry towards their careers progression, thus creating conditions for positive change to happen, improving the industry outlooks & these groups’ quality of life.

Our women in construction project seeks to build a better future together by diversifying and improving the construction site of the future to include more women. Creating an inclusive environment for a gender diverse construction site and quarry for the benefit of society as a whole.

Through education and training programmes, we hope to create a cultural shift in attitudes towards women involved in construction and quarrying, develop and support career pathways for girls and women into construction and quarrying, normalise construction and quarrying as a career choice for girls and women, develop accessible educational programmes for all school goers and develop a pathway for career changers.

Updates on Women in Construction

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Hear from our panel of experts on "Women in Construction & Quarrying.”  The panelists include: Nicola Nixon, Mine Planning Engineer at New Boliden Tara Mines, Síle O'Connor, Senior Building Services Engineer at Semple & McKillop Consulting Engineers, and Joe Friel MBA, Cluster Manager at @Sustainable Build & Interiors Cluster. This panel will be moderated by Caitríona Ní Aimhirgín, Consultant at Future Cast.

National Construction Summit

Hear from our panel of experts on “Women in Construction & Quarrying.”
The panelists include: Nicola Nixon, Mine Planning Engineer at New Boliden Tara Mines, Síle O’Connor, Senior Building Services Engineer at Semple & McKillop Consulting Engineers, and Joe Friel MBA, Cluster Manager at @Sustainable Build & Interiors Cluster. This panel will be moderated by Caitríona Ní Aimhirgín, Consultant at Future Cast.
For International womens day Future Cast is celebrating women in the construction industry. We want to amplify the incredible stories as inspiration for the next generation of DIYrs and construction professionals.

International Womens Day

For International womens day Future Cast is celebrating women in the construction industry. We want to amplify the incredible stories as inspiration for the next generation of DIYrs and construction professionals.

Vision

Building a better future together by diversifying and improving the construction site and quarry of the future to include more women. Creating an inclusive environment for a gender diverse construction site and quarry for the benefit of society as a whole and making construction & quarrying leaders in gender equality in Ireland.

Mission

Create a scalable and sustainable framework for a diverse construction & quarrying workforce, specifically increase female participation across all areas of construction and quarrying and drive action behind conversation.

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Objectives

  • Obtain funding to support the Women in Construction & Quarrying development plan
  • Develop a practical plan for construction & quarrying companies on how to ensure an inclusive working environment for more women
  • Develop and support career pathways for girls, women and for career changers into construction & quarrying
  • Develop sustainable and scalable structures and strategies to support women into construction & quarrying
  • Create a cultural shift in attitudes towards women involved in construction & quarrying
  • Create an inclusive environment for women on construction sites, in quarries and within the industry as a whole
  • Normalise construction & quarrying as a career choice for girls and women

Develop accessible educational programmes for all school goers

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