The consortium of Women Can Build has met in the Portuguese city of Lisbon to hold the fourth partnership meeting to discuss the content of the online course (Massive Open Online Course -MOOC-) on gender equality for construction teachers.
On 23 and 24 May, Cenfic welcomed the eight European partners in its headquarters to work on issues of dissemination and to contribute to the visibility of women in the sector. In response to the need to raise awareness, it was decided to interview the future professionals and workers in order to find out their perception of the job opportunities and the barriers that hinder their integration.
Likewise, the consortium defined the parameters to be addressed in the women course, which aims to provide them with information and knowledge of the wide variety of professional activities that can develop in the construction, so they can experiment and discover new alternatives for their future employment.
In relation to training centres, the teacher’s opinions will be analysed in order to identify their needs and expectations on gender issues. The aim is to learn about the handicaps and attributes that must be highlighted to become the construction sector more attractive for the female.
Finally, the labour inclusion was approached from the point of view of companies and employers, like a way to increase the number of women in the work. To this end, the consortium is working on the development of an Insertion Plan to improve the receptivity of employers. Among the strategies to be implemented, it is worth to point out the drafting of a brochure on the advantages of having these professionals in the workforce.