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The European E-learning Institute (EUEI) is committed to providing high-quality learning experiences and innovative educational programmes which engage learners from a range of sectors and socio-economic backgrounds. EUEI is committed to promoting social cohesion, inclusion, and sustainability across Europe, making them a perfect fit for our new project Empowering Females in Construction.

Our experienced team of trainers, researchers and technical experts are uniquely placed to guide educators from VET, HEI, Adult and Youth sectors to harness the opportunities that innovative and collaborative e-learning and digital tools offer for learners.

We specialise in the delivering of high quality, responsive   and innovative projects to educators and learners in the topics of pedagogic approaches, entrepreneurial competences, digital skills, inclusion, and sustainability.

Meet our Team working on the FEMCON project

Canice Hamill- Managing Director

Canice has worked in the field of lifelong education for over 20 years and is recognised as an expert in instructional design and the development of e-learning solutions for education and training. A former trainer and lecturer, Canice utilises a holistic approach to creating innovative, interactive learning environments and works closely with tutors, trainers, and development teams, emphasising the importance of empathy and user experience in every learning solution.

Our Logician -Innovative Inventors with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge

Catherine Neill- European Project Manager

An experienced EU project manager, Catherine is an integral member of our team. She is an effective communicator and has a strong background in areas of Inclusion. The oldest of 5 children Catherine quickly learned how to lead the pack, utilising organisational skills alongside her passion for helping others, she is committed to making the world a more accessible, sustainable, and friendly place.

Our Protagonist -Charismatic and inspiring leaders, able to mesmerise their listeners.

Aine Hamill- European Project Officer

Aine plays an important role in the learning design and subsequently in evaluating the effectiveness of our eLearning products on completion. Aine is always keen to engage with her creative side and implement the newest digital tools, pedagogies, and trends into our e-learning solutions. She is passionate about finding effective and relevant ways to engage learners from all walks of life.

Our Defender-dedicated and warm protectors, able to implement ideas and “create order from chaos”.

Including our key role in the initiation of the FEMCON project we will also work tirelessly alongside our project partners to deliver the highest quality project results as possible. Within the project EUEI will develop the project website and be responsible for the technical realisation of the materials.

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A recent PwC report found that the transition to net zero could widen the gender gap unless policies are put in place.

Ensuring equality for women in tech and in the wider workforce is becoming increasingly important, especially in light of recent setbacks.

According to PwC’s Women in Work Index 2022, the Covid-19 pandemic set back progress towards gender equality in work by at least two years across OECD countries.

The annual index measures economic empowerment of women across 33 OECD countries using five indicators; the gender pay gap, labour force participation, the gap between men and women in that participation, and the rates of women’s unemployment and full-time employment.

According to PwC, the decline in this year’s index was due to higher unemployment among women and a greater proportion of women than men leaving the labour market during the pandemic.

However, the index also highlighted another problem as it looked ahead to the new green jobs market and the transition to net zero. “There is a risk that women are left even further behind,” the report stated.

It pointed out that new jobs are being created in areas that are currently dominated by men, such as construction, manufacturing and utilities, and so men may be better placed to take advantage of new opportunities.

“If nothing is done to increase women’s representation in these green growth sectors, we estimate that the employment gap between men and women across the OECD will widen by 1.7 percentage points by 2030,” it added.

With this in mind, PwC’s Women in Tech initiative has been looking to raise awareness on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues through the lens of gender.

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Here's 5 Things You Need To Know About Women in Construction:

There is a huge gender imbalance in the construction industry, some young women are put off by the stereotypes and the way the construction industry is percieved others are put off by the lack of acceptance and flexibility. Why do you think that only 10.3% of workers in the construction industry are women? We hope the next 5 things will help you.

Below, we have collected all the facts and figures to help you understand what’s going on with women in the construction industry.

How Many Women are in Construction?

10% of workers in the construction industry are women. 86.7% are in office positions and only 2.5% are tradespeople. Construction jobs are suppose to rise by 2 million in 2022 so hopefully these statistics will greatly improve over the course of 2022.

What Jobs Are Women Doing in The Construction Industry?

In the construction industry, women make up 14% of staff executive positions and 7% of line executives. 45% of women are working in sales & office roles, 31% are working in management roles, 21% are working in construction & maintenance roles, a measly 1.5% are working in roles regarding service & operations and lastly only 1.4% are working in roles related to transportation. Do any of these numbers shock you, or were they to be expected?

What About Women And Construction Firms?

13% of construction firms are owned by women, 9% with revenue earnings more than £500,000. There are a whopping 343,000 construction companies in the UK, which means 44,590 are owned by women. That’s a lot of companies but not a lot of women.

What About Women in Construction Related Leadership Roles?

In 2019, 7.5% of all construction leaders were women. However, 44% of the top leading construction companies have women in leadership/executive roles.  16% of these industry leaders employ women in C-level positions (CEO, CTO, CFO, CIO etc). The average time for women to stay in a C-level position is 7 years.

What Issues Do Women Face in The Construction Industry?

Pay Gap: 
43% of organizations do not actively monitor gender pay gaps.

73% of women feel passed over for roles because of their gender

Women have a higher risk of workplace injury because of poor fitting equipment.

60% of gender discrimination victims in the workplace are women.

8 out of 10 women feel left out at company social events.

Role Models: 
47% of women have never worked with a manager who is a woman. pay gaps.

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