The introductory course to the sector for unemployed women, ‘We build too’, is back

The introductory course to the sector for unemployed women, ‘We build too’, is back

Fundación Laboral de la Construcción and the Employment Agency of the Madrid City Council are restarting the training action of practical initiation to construction for unemployed workers, which was cancelled last March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On 22nd, 23rd and 24th July, the facilities of Fundación Laboral de la Construcción of Madrid, in Vicálvaro, will welcome back the students of the course “We Build Too: Practical Initiation to Construction”. A training action organized by Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, together with the Employment Agency of the Madrid City Council, within the framework of the European project Women Can Build, belonging to the European Commission’s Erasmus+ program.

After more than four months of unemployment due to the Covid-19 pandemic, seven of the ten students selected by the Employment Agency, who are unemployed, will return to the classroom to continue their practical training in the construction sector, under the guidance of Juan Manuel Guillén, trainer from Fundación Laboral. Although ten women started the course, three of them have found work during this period.

The students, who took 8 of the 20 hours of training (initiation to masonry and tiling), will complete their apprenticeship with the basic modules of introduction to laminated plaster, electricity and painting. In addition, it is planned that they will complete this basic training with job orientation sessions, in order to improve the curricular approach and guide the employability of the participants towards a sector with a future.

The course, scheduled for the week of 6th to 16th March, had to be cancelled on 10th March due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and as part of the Health and Safety measures implemented in all the centres of Fundación Laboral de la Construcción.

Public impact of the Women Can Build course

In addition to receiving more than 65 requests to participate, the first part of the course “We Build Too” was well received by the institutions and the media. The visit of the Economy delegate of the Madrid City Council, Miguel Ángel Redondo, and the manager of the Employment Agency, Belén García, on 9th March, was joined by the echo that the course has had in various national and local media.


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