WINS Women in Non Traditional Sectors Context 1 out of 400 operational staff in Cleansing Services Belfast City Council 21% of “blue collar” jobs in NIHE Less than10% female drivers in Translink Labour Force Survey: Employment by Occupation & Gender SOC 2000 Spring 2001-Winter 2003/4 MALE FEMALE % of % of No No total total (thousan (thousan labour labour ds) ds) force force Skilled Trades Occupations 115 16% 9 1% Process, Plant & Machine 46 6% 9 1% Operatives Outcomes Address the imbalance Improve procedures and influence policy Direct benefit to women with dependents, women returners etc Demonstrate commitment to equality Demonstrate different agencies working together Local Profile Showcase NI in EU Partnership Approach EMPLOYERS POLICY TRAINING The Development Partnership EMPLOYERS Belfast City Council NI Housing Executive Translink Construction Industry Training Board The Development Partnership POLICY ICTU Dept. for Social Development Dept. Employment & Learning Equality Commission UU/ QUB The Development Partnership TRAINING Training for Women Network Women’s TEC Belfast GEMS Action 1 Formalise Development Partnership and transnational partnership To conduct research into why women remain under represented in particular job types To identify best practice in encouraging women to apply for positions in non traditional employment sectors Action 2 To pilot a pre-employment empowerment programme for 40 beneficiaries that addresses the needs of women entering non-traditional employment. To pilot job taster/ work experience for 40 beneficiaries in each of the four main employers. To pilot a training programme for staff in each of the four main employers. Action 3 To disseminate the findings of WINS across local partner areas, nationally and throughout Europe. Resources Project Manager Education & Training Officer Researcher Finance & Systems Officer Training for employers and beneficiaries Proteus DEL Transnational Element Two other partners North/ South – Dublin Employment Pact Wider EU – Vienna/ Gothenborg Contacts For further details contact Belfast City Council: Heather Louden, Director of Contract Services Isaac May, European Unit Thank You.