We are currently running an on-going campaign aimed at encouraging young people to look at careers in the built environment.
Particularly focusing on changing the misconception that construction careers are aimed only at men, the #NotJustForBoys campaign aims to get young people talking about which careers are best for them. Through this we are hoping more young women will start to look at the hundreds of career options the construction industry has to offer too.
Construction Youth Trust has been involved in encouraging more women into construction for many years. Last year, we released a report, Building the Future: Celebrating Women in Construction, in partnership with the Smith institute and supported by CITB and Wates Giving. The report showed only 11% of construction workers are female and only 1% of those on-site. And so the #NotJustForBoys campaign will play a vital role in our fight to get more young women into the industry.
There are hundreds of different construction careers and they are definitely NOT just for boys. Join the conversation #NotJustForBoys – tell us your inspirational story.
Start a conversation and inspire a generation. Help us to raise awareness by downloading the free Poster, Manifesto and Lesson Plan.
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Adapted from our accredited Budding Brunels course, our #notjustforboys Stakeholder Engagement lesson plan should inform a discussion and challenge perceptions about what certain stakeholders might look like – what roles we are expected to play in society; does the classroom have less of a problem conceiving of the MP as being a women than the project planner?