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Women’s Construction Collective

The Women's Construction Collective (WCC) started in October 1983, with ten women from Tivoli Gardens. The aims were to help women to find employment at trade level in the building industry and to provide a mutual support group for ongoing training. Adjusting to a slump in the construction industry, it expanded into other communities and took on new tasks, such as small-scale building and repair work.

Contact Information

Address: 11 Lady Musgrave Avenue, Kingston 10
Phone: (876) 978-3945
Fax: (876) 946-1580
Open: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Contact: Administrator
Phone: (876) 978-3945; 573-1385
Fax: (876) 946-1580

To help women find employment at the trade level in the building industry. Training, Masonry, plumbing, painting, tiling.

Women who are able to read up to grade 9 level and do simple mathematics and English. Most applicants are unemployed and have no profession.

None - Fee for training was $13,000 for the programme.

Administer a test mathematics and English. Interview on the home situation, how many are dependent on the individual.

Low income women are trained by the Collective in basic building skills and carpentry.  Providing Employment


Looking to have jobs sub contracted to them and earn money while undergoing the project, to earn a stipend and therefore able to help their families while in the project. Break the dependency on the partners.