Women Can Build and Fundación Laboral de Catalunya participate in the “Women Build” conference

Women Can Build and Fundación Laboral de Catalunya participate in the “Women Build” conference

Last 22nd November, as part of the collaboration agreement signed between the Fundación Laboral de la Construcción de Catalunya and the Hospitalet de Llobregat City Council, the conference “Women build” took place.

Women Can Build participated last week in the conference “Women build” which is part of the collaboration agreement signed by the Fundación Laboral de la Construcción de Catalunya and the City Council of Hospitalet de Llobregat. This agreement launches projects aimed to improve the employability of unemployed workers in the municipality of Barcelona, through the organization and delivery of training activities related to the construction trade.

The conference was opened by the Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Employment, Business, Tourism and Social Economy, Rocío Ramírez, and was attended by the Director of the Fundación Laboral de la Construcción de Catalunya, Lucía López, who highlighted the importance of the “Women Can Build” project as good practices undertaken by the Foundation and with the collaboration of European partners. She also disseminated other training and awareness measures implemented by the partnership to achieve a more egalitarian construction industry: promoting inclusive educational spaces, overcoming gender stereotypes and promoting the hiring of women in the sector.

Together with them, Victor Santiago, secretary of the Association of Installers of Laminated Plaster Plates, Rosa M. Capdevila, head of the Department of Building and Civil Works of the Provençana Institute and the project technician of the City Council of Hospitalet, Merçè Simó, participated in the round table.

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The conference was attended by around 50 people, including the students that participated in the training course of the Foundation. These 15 women are part of the “Women build” programme at Hospitalet de Llobregat and will receive a total of 80 hours of training in building maintenance, painting and masonry; electricity in buildings and Occupational Risk Prevention.

The aim of these training actions is to offer to the unemployed women the opportunity to train and to improve their professional profile with the focal point of the labour market and the possibility of being hired. In this way, both entities seek to answer not only to an economic problem, but also to a social one, since they encourage the presence of women in labour sectors where they are very little represented, such as construction.

The labour insertion systems of both entities integrate personalized actions of information, support, motivation and advice that allow the participants to know their capacities and occupational profile, and help them to design an itinerary in the search of employment.

The conference concluded with a visit to the Foundation’s Mobile Classroom, where interested parties were informed about the employment services of the Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, especially its job bank: construyendoempleo.com

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