Intract and McMahon Services are proud to announce our new partnership supporting the Civil Contractors Federation SA – Women in Civil Committee, further demonstrating our dedication and drive to encourage diversity in our workplace, and in the construction industry.
We are committed to providing tangible outcomes, becoming leaders, and to being advocates for women in the industry, by providing an inclusive culture that values diversity of thought, opinion, and background, and where our employees are provided with equal access to opportunities.
This exciting partnership was announced at the Civil Contractors Federation SA (CCF SA) Women in Civil High Tea on Wednesday 20th May. On the day we had John Briggs, and Sarah Townsend – McMahon Services, Manager – Staff Development and Training, address the attendees to speak about this new opportunity.
Some of the notable opportunities that this sponsorship sees us receive is; we gain first option for all female apprentices completing any of the CCF SA pre- apprenticeship programs, a scholarship for two females completing the Roads2Civil Program (pre-apprenticeship program run in schools), and a scholarship for one female completing the Civil Connexions Program (pre-apprenticeship program for school leavers).
The Women in Civil Committee provides a positive and inspirational focus on Women in the Civil Construction Industry, embodied by celebrating women, from workers on the ground to leadership and management. They strive to encourage the next generation of women to consider civil construction as a career choice, by providing awareness, support, mentoring programs, and networking opportunities.
We have a unique opportunity to turn the page for a new generation of thinking, collaboration, and mentorship in the construction industry.
Empowered women and men, empower each other!
The number of women in construction roles increased by 34 per cent in five years, from 44,583 in 2015 to 59,587 in 2020.