In partnership with Walsall Housing Group and Johnstones Paints, we have recently been training local Walsall women on a two-week project which aims to encourage more women into the construction industry.
Project UPLIFT is being run by one of the leading Midland’s landlord, Walsall Housing Group, in partnership with Walsall College and the Department of Work and Pensions. As part of the initiative, participants spent six weeks learning a range of skills, including painting and decorating, tiling, and interview preparation. As well as enhancing their skills, CLC also provided vital Health & Safety training including Asbestos Awareness.
The group of 10 women, who are taking part in whg’s first UPLIFT women into construction course, are currently sprucing up Butcroft House in Darlaston. Working alongside our operatives, the group will be brushing up on their new found skills and talents, as they redecorate two blocks of flats.
CLC is proud to be a part of a project that is making positive changes to equality and diversity in the industry and to support this we will have three jobs and two apprenticeship positions open to the participants to join our team.
Our Divisional Director said: “We’re thrilled to support whg with the superb initiative and are committed to providing these women with the opportunity to join our team. By providing these ‘Earn and Learn’ opportunities and nurturing their talents, we’re able to create more meaningful and inspirational careers. We look forward to welcoming these women into the company and support the development of their new found skills.”
Johnstones Trade has also donated paint and materials for the project, while Buildbase supplied toolkits for the participant’s worth over £2000.