The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) objectives on training and employment are focused on inclusivity. The NASC and its members promote internal opportunities for management careers for all people involved in scaffolding contractors’ businesses. Additionally, there is a focus on individuals who would not see themselves as academically gifted and thus lack formal academic qualifications, as well as on promoting opportunities for those who are considering a construction related career.
Many people working for scaffold contractors in senior management positions have risen through “the ranks” because others gave them the opportunity and the NASC are passionate about developing this culture within its membership. As such the NASC is invested in the culture of mentoring more staff (including scaffolders) in order to help them progress into management and support roles, irrespective of their academic achievements. It’s what they know and what they can do that matters – aptitude and attitude are probably the most essential skills in the industry.
The NASC also promotes the role of women and people from minority backgrounds in our industry. These groups are sorely under-represented across the whole construction sector and acutely so within scaffolding. These groups bring different skills, perspectives, ideas and alternative methods of communicating that demonstrate invaluable social skills.
The NASC is also increasing inclusion by encouraging young people into the scaffolding industry through attendance at school assemblies, careers fairs and bespoke events in partnership with key stakeholders. These events serve to demonstrate the wide range of careers that are available within scaffolding and to raise the profile of the industry at large as well as the NASC and its members.
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