Women in Construction Action Network

Background

The Women in Construction Action Network (WiCAN) provided valuable access to training that aimed to help facilitate ‘job readiness’ and proactively encourage network opportunities for women working in the construction industry. It also provided a valuable source of information for those women wishing to find out more about entering the industry. The WiCAN Website was developed and is managed by CCI following four successful years of The Women & Work: Sector Pathways initiative, supported by ConstructionSkills from 2008-2011. The WiCAN Network aimed to help get women into work in construction, but also to aid women already working in the sector to get further training in order to develop their careers. 

Relevant Documents

This is the Executive Summary of the report for the Phase 2 Evaluation of Women and Work Sector Pathways Initiative  (WWSPI) commissioned by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.  The overall findings of the surveys on Phase 2 of the WWSPI revealed a highly successful training programme that benefits both employers and participants, with high levels of participant satifaction.  Women learners reported that they had gained significantly in terms of employment progression and qualifications as well as benefiting from advanced levels of skills and abilities.  Paticipants also reported improvements in their attitudes towards their job, employer, career progression and training and the construction industry sector. 

 

Download the summary of the report here: Executive Summary