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Women in construction to benefit from new funding for training

A new funding scheme has been created to train and progress women in the UK construction industry, skills body CITB-ConstructionSkills training division the National Construction College (NCC) has announced.

The Women and Work programme of training courses is aimed at the retention and progression of women working in the construction industry, and will run until the end of March 2012. Courses are available for all levels, from women who are new to the industry through to aspiring managers. The courses also offer valuable networking opportunities with other women in the industry, the NCC said.

“We invest industry funds to help construction businesses upskill their workforce, enabling them to meet new challenges and take advantage of business opportunities,” NCC director Andy Walder said. “The Women and Work programme is a perfect example of this, providing women with a helping hand.”

The NCC is Europe’s largest construction training provider, delivering quality and affordable courses at eight sites.

  • Funding is available for up to 350 female construction workers across the UK. For further information and to check if you are eligible visit

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