Advancing Community Learning

Advancing Community Learning

We are delighted to be the Awarding Body of choice of WOMEN’STEC. OCN NI qualifications are used to deliver training in non-traditional skills for women in areas such as plumbing joinery, painting and decorating, tiling, horticulture, information technology and first aid, helping to equip them for the world of work. 

The programmes have received resounding support from the construction industry and other partner organisations and are backed by leading construction firms Gilbert-Ash and JMC Mechanical and Construction Ltd.

 “Many of these women have overcome considerable barriers to take part in our courses. With the shortage of skills and the under-representation of women in the construction sector, with an industry average of only 13.4%, our training programmes are invaluable.”

Lynn Carvill, Chief Executive of WOMEN’STEC.