At a recent gender workshop entitled, “Women in Decent, Sustainable Jobs: Equipped for Tomorrow´s Working World,” organized by the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), in Kingston, Jamaica, held on 17 September, 2019, young construction apprentices such as Kamara Raymond played an active role in the discussions. At least 75 percent of the participants at the workshop were under 35 years old.
"Hi. Good afternoon. My name is Kamara Raymond, from Heart College of Construction Services. I am currently doing Electrical Installation, level 3. Today I had the opportunity to be part of the BWI Women's workshop. I want to say that I do appreciate what has been put in place for us today. I'm just trained right now at Heart, I'm not familiar with the working world, and been talk about what is to be expected, I'm very grateful for that. So, now I know that when I go to the working world, I have an idea of what to expect. And that we, as women, will always have rights; and that's BWI is caring for us as much as they do for the men. I'm grateful for all that I've been able to learn today".