Miguel Ángel Redondo, president of the Employment Agency and delegate for the Economy, Innovation and Employment of Madrid City Council, is committed to hiring women in the construction sector and highlights the importance of this European project, led by Fundación Laboral, for a new concept of Vocational Training that will help to achieve a more equal construction industry.
On 3rd December, the delegate of the Economy, Innovation and Employment Area of the Madrid City Council and president of the Madrid Employment Agency, Miguel Ángel Redondo, presented the diplomas to the students of the European project Women Can Build who took the Occupational Risk Prevention course at the facilities of Fundación Laboral de la Construcción in Móstoles.
Together with the head of Women Can Build, Beatriz Oliete, Redondo pointed out that it is necessary to think about a new concept of Vocational Training in order to move towards a construction industry with equality. In this sense, he highlighted that 90% of the professionals in the construction sector are men, so, in his words: “These figures must be changed, hence the importance of this programme”.
From the Employment Agency, also attended: Susana Arribas Paredes, head of the Training department; Javier Sánchez García, technical advisor to Management, and Belén Campillo, Carmen Gutiérrez, Maria José Guzmán and Natalia Sánchez-Migallón, from the Agency’s Projects team. And, on behalf of Fundación Laboral: Ana Escobar and Matilde Daganzo, from the Madrid Territorial Council.
After the pilot course “We Build Too. Practical Initiation to Construction”, which was carried out by ten unemployed women with no previous experience in sector, five of them wanted to continue their training with a basic course in Occupational Risk Prevention in construction, which they did from November 16th to December 2nd, thanks to the agreement between the Employment Agency and Fundación Laboral de la Construcción de Madrid.