Train4TradeSkills News: ECA launch Wired for Success to entice women to train as electricians
The Electrical Contractors’ Association have launched the Wired for Success Campaign, in order to get more women into work and to take up a career as an electrician.
Only 1% of people in the electrical industry are women, and the ECA aims to improve this figure by getting more women to take up a trade.
The other problem that the Wired for Success campaign is trying to address is that 1 million women are currently unemployed in the UK. The ECA think the campaign can kill two birds with one stone and get unemployed people into work and readdress the gender imbalance in the electrical industry.
The leader of the campaign and former ECA president, Diane Johnson said:
“Wired for Success is exactly what the economy needs in these austere times.
On one hand, our industry is facing an impending skills crisis. On the other, there are more than a million unemployed women in the UK at the moment. In my head I see an obvious solution to two problems.”
The issue of getting women into the electrical industry is also being addressed by the NICEIC and their “Jobs for the Girls” campaign, which aims to get more women to take up a trade.
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Posted on October 24, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician, electrician courses, electrician jobs and tagged Diane Johnson, ECA, ECA Wired for Success, Electrical Contractors Association, electrical course, Electrical power industry, electrician, electrician training, electrician women, female electrician, Jobs for the Girls, NICEIC, NICEIC Jobs for the Girls, t4ts, Train4trades, train4tradeskills, train4tradeskills electrician, Wired for Success, women. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.