Townmore partners with Kate Fahey, Ireland’s first female tower crane operator, to launch industry-wide campaign promoting careers in construction
Townmore, one of Ireland’s fastest growing construction companies, has partnered with Kate Fahey, a dynamic and accomplished construction professional, to launch an industry-wide campaign aimed at raising awareness among young people and those outside the industry about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in construction today, with a particular focus on modern methods of construction.
As society evolves, so does the construction industry. With advancements in technology, sustainability, and construction techniques, it is crucial to bridge the gap between the industry and the younger generation. Through this partnership, Townmore and Kate seek to inspire individuals to explore construction as a viable career option, emphasising the immense potential for learning, personal development, and a fulfilling lifetime career.
A career in construction is not what it once was; offsite and other modern methods of construction (MMC) are revolutionising the industry, offering efficient and sustainable alternatives to traditional building practices. Digitalisation and automation are driving construction innovation and enabling environmental consciousness. The #ImInConstruction campaign aims to highlight these exciting advancements and showcase the diversity of roles and opportunities available within the modern construction landscape.
At 19 years of age, Kate Fahey brings a fresh perspective to the campaign. Already a trailblazing figure within the industry, she has shattered stereotypes and proven that gender is no barrier to success in construction. Her on-site skills and passion make her an ideal ambassador for promoting inclusivity and diversity within the sector. By sharing her personal journey and experiences, she aims to inspire young people, both male and female, to consider a career in construction and empower them to pursue their dreams fearlessly.
Through a series of TikTok videos and other outreach initiatives, the #ImInConstruction campaign is calling on industry professionals of all ages and levels of expertise to share their stories about working in construction and dispelling common misconceptions. The aim is to reach a wider audience and encourage dialogue among educators and aspiring individuals.
Townmore firmly believes that the future of the construction industry lies in the hands of talented and motivated individuals. By partnering with Kate, they aim to ignite a passion for construction within the next generation and demonstrate the vast potential for growth, creativity, and personal fulfillment that the industry offers.
Speaking about the genesis of this campaign, Associate Director of Townmore, Mark Cronin, said:
“The prevailing image of a career in construction is outdated; construction is no longer about muddy boots on the ground, it is about people, and data, and technology, and it’s about superb client care. It takes a great team to deliver great projects, at Townmore, we are always looking for great. And we are excited to work with Kate, she is an inspiration. #ImInConstruction is not just a campaign, it is a call to action for a new generation of industry talent.”
Townmore invites construction companies, educational institutions, industry organisations, and individuals passionate about promoting careers in construction to join forces in this exciting campaign: Together, we can shape the future of the industry and inspire a new generation of construction professionals.
Speaking about her involvement, Kate said:
“I am delighted to be part of the #ImInConstruction campaign. At school, I never thought about a career in construction, it was never presented as an option. Now, I could not imagine working at anything else. For me, it is not just about encouraging young women into the industry – we definitely need more women! – it is about showing people what a career in construction looks like. There are so many different roles and exciting opportunities. If I can break stereotypes by sharing my story and experiences, then I am excited to do it.”