Equalitec has developed and tested a range of intervention tools to assist in the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in ITEC; addressing in particular the needs of women at higher skills levels who have taken a career break, or have experienced a period of unemployment and find the return to the workplace difficult.
ITEC skills open up new employment opportunities for women, and in particular women returning to work after a career break.
The Equalitec project aims to help women returners access these opportunities through career information and advice. This service will be developed during July 2005 – June 2007. It will include:
* Career development and management
Preparing for and managing a career break
Planning a return to work
Job application advice
Demand for ITEC skills and skills gaps
Job opportunities in ITEC
Training opportunities for ITEC skills
Career and Training Guides
Equalitec have produced toolkits, research reports, and created a series of tookits and forums whic are accessible to organisations
Equalitec has lobbied members of parliament and the European Commission on issues of gender diversity, equality and skills agenda