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Addressing stereotyping of LGB apprentices in construction

Keywords: Apprenticeships, Construction, Enabling careers advisers, Gender identity, Sexual orientation

Region: National project

Aims

The project aimed to provide up to 80 CITB staff who work directly with potential and current apprentices with the tools, techniques and confidence to tackle homophobic bullying, and to create an inclusive learning and working environment for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people.

Outcome

The’ champions’ programme provided an effective vehicle for identifying and embedding good practice. Success stories were used as a discussion tool to share experience of growing up lesbian, gay or bisexual and the significance and importance of coming and being out.

Three regionally based one day workshops for LGBT champion were delivered, preparing them for their role. A staff training programme was also created and will be widely available and used in CITB training.

A suite of learning and development materials have been developed that will be used by staff and employers. All of these materials are aimed at developing understanding and improving practice, with our prospective and current learners the key beneficiaries.

Resources

Addressing stereotyping of LGB apprentices in construction

CITB Apprenticeships Employer Support Pack

Project team

Main contact: John Watson: john.watson@citb.co.uk