The construction company Winvic has been educating and inspiring the next generation of women in the construction sector by inviting 15 Year Nine female students and two members of staff from the Polesworth School in Tamworth to one of their latest project sites in the local area.
The site in question was Plot Five of the industrial warehouse project that is currently underway in East Tamworth, commissioned by the development and regeneration company, St Modwen.
The students were guided around the site by Winvic’s Project Manager, Adam Broadhurst, Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Abigail Butler, and HSEQ Manager, Amy Millership, while being taught about the different aspects of construction and the career opportunities it presents.
Winvic’s Project Manager on the scheme, Adam Broadhurst stated: “It was a delight to have the opportunity to break down some of the barriers by showing the next generation the different opportunities that a career in construction can offer.
“The students appeared to really enjoy learning about the varied roles and processes on site as much as we enjoyed showing them”.
The Head of Careers at Polesworth School, Chris Davis added: “I would like to thank Winvic and in particular Adam for the invitation and this opportunity to visit a construction site and learn so much more about the different careers within this industry.
“It was great we could show a number of Year 9 girls the diversity of jobs in the industry and for them to meet female role models is a great inspiration and motivation for the pupils. It really does help if young people can visit an employer and see people at work and learn about their jobs.
“We look forward to a return visit to see the project at its completion stage. Thank you again Adam for this insightful visit.”
With construction still a being a male dominated sector, various companies are making strides to balance out gender diversity with Winvic making efforts such as these, which likewise work to engage with young people as well.
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