Over 20 young women aged 14-24 attended a Taster Day at WOMEN’STEC on 22 August 2018, taking part in hands-on activities such as tiling, electrics, and painting and decorating.

The event was aimed at raising awareness of the diverse range of training and career opportunities available, and the range of programmes offered at WOMEN’STEC.

Lynn Carvill, Chief Executive of WOMEN’STEC said, “Through this type of event we are hoping to raise awareness of the rewarding and well paid jobs available to everyone, including girls. Often girls can be directed towards traditional career paths such as hair and beauty and these are often less well paid jobs. We are encouraging girls to think beyond traditional career paths and to look at remuneration as well. For example, a Hair Dresser may earn £16k, whereas an Electrician or a Plumber may earn £25k annually. Through our female role models, we’re hoping to inspire girls to consider the wide range of training and career options open to them.”

To find out more about programmes available for 14-24 year olds at WOMEN’STEC, please contact Chloe McVey, Young Women’s Officer, on 028 9074 9810.