Women in construction are offered new funding

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HANDS-ON women in the south are being urged to apply for funding to train within the construction industry.

CITB-ConstructionSkills has secured funding to train up to 350 female construction workers across the UK.

The National Construction College, the training division of CITB-ConstructionSkills, has developed Women and Work training courses, which will run until the end of March 2012.

Women in the south who wish to take the courses can apply now and find out whether they are eligible for funding.

Courses are designed to develop a range of skills for women, from those who are new to the industry through to aspiring managers.

Roger Stone, sector strategy manger of CITB-ConstructionSkills South West, said: ‘As part of our work to deliver the right skills for economic growth locally and nationally, we invest industry funds to help construction businesses upskill their workforce, enabling them to meet new challenges and take advantage of business opportunities.’

To find out if you are eligible, call 0300 4565824.