Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Arder Carson unveiled a beautifully constructed mosaic depicting Clanmil Housing’s Caffrey Hill development on the Glen Road.

The stunning artwork, which will go on permanent display at the housing development, has been lovingly crafted by WOMEN’STEC students Roisin Donaghy, Elisha Mullan, Elizabeth Rooney and Geraldine Smyth along with WOMEN’STEC tutor, Geraldine Cooper. Over a 10 week period the women attended regular training sessions and created their mosaic masterpiece by putting their newly acquired skills in tiling, cutting and grouting into practice.

The course, which leads to an ONC accredited qualification, is part of the WOMEN’STEC Supporting People, Empowering Communities (SPEC) programme running in partnership with Clanmil Housing Group. The programme is designed to give people who are struggling to find employment the opportunity to build skills through accredited training which will help equip them for the workplace.

Cllr Carson joined the residents and their family, friends and neighbours to celebrate their achievement. He congratulated the Caffrey Hill tenants, Clanmil and WOMEN’STEC on their hard work.

The SPEC programme is part funded by the Northern Ireland European Social Fund 2014 – 2020 – Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme, the Department for Employment and Learning, Belfast City Council and backed by private sector organisations, Gilbert-Ash Ltd and JMC Mechanical and Construction Ltd.