ADCO breaking down barriers for women in construction

Diversity and Inclusion is a core commitment within ADCO, and we are very pleased to receive a grant from the NSW Government through their Women in Construction Industry Innovation Program which will assist us in further breaking down barriers in the construction industry.

This program supports industry initiatives that will encourage female participation and retention in the construction industry throughout the whole supply chain.

The core objective of our successful initiative “Girls who Build” program is centred on encouraging more females towards a career in the construction and property industry. We have designed the program to promote the industry, provide real engagement and interactions and provide exposure to the industry through practical work experience for students.

Ultimately Girls who Build will further help overcome roadblocks, boost awareness of the social and economic benefits of a career in the industry and share trade and academic pathways for a broad range of roles and disciplines enabling young women to consider career pathways.

The program is designed for students in years 10-12 in groups of 5-6 at a time and will include a 5-day immersive work experience program on a construction project and main office.

Girls who Build aligns very well with our existing Women of ADCO program which has been in operation for over 10 years providing mentorship, support and leadership opportunities for women in construction.

As part of the Girls who Build program, we are very pleased to welcome Naomi Crawford to the ADCO family who will lead the program as our Social Engagement Manager.

Kicking off in the first week of December we welcomed Brigidine College St Ives students to one of our largest construction projects in Sydney which will no doubt be a great opportunity for them to see what makes construction a great career choice and how ADCO is leading the change for women in construction.