WOMEN'STEC took ten girls aged 14-16 years on a construction site visit to learn about civil engineering by visiting the A6 Randalstown – Castledawson Dualling Scheme. Hosted by Farrans Construction and supported by Buy Social NI, the group learned about civil engineering through the exciting scheme and works in progress.
The girls heard from women working in the industry, finding out about health & safety, planning, civil engineering and construction, as well as environmental considerations. They also had a close up look at some of the equipment used on a civil engineering project of this scale.
This site visit is part of a new #notjustforboys programme that WOMEN’STEC is delivering and launching on Thursday, 19th September 2019. The programme focuses on changing the misconception that construction careers are aimed only at men. Site visits like this help more young women to look at the wide range of career options that the construction industry has to offer them.
One of the girls on the scheme said it was the “best summer scheme in the country.” Abbie is now thinking about a job in construction following the site visit to the A6 M22 – Castledawson site. For more information, visit our #NotJustForBoys Programme page.