Boral and John Holland have teamed up to host a careers expo in Sydney to help local students learn more about the construction sector and pathways to employment.
Students who attended the Careers Expo were from Casimir Catholic College, Tempe High School, Marrickville High School and Alexandria Park Community School.
Activities on the day included interactive demonstrations from engineering, safety and environment teams, and presentations from two Boral employees, Angela Matta and Lauren Manton, on their experience in the industry.
Angela Matta has been at Boral for more than 10 years, working in several roles across the business, most recently as a transformation champion and business improvement manager for Boral’s Customer Experience program. Lauren Manton is the Production Assistant Manager for Metro East Concrete.
Boral Australia President and CEO Wayne Manners said Boral is thrilled to engage with students who may be inspired to choose a career in construction.
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“We are excited to be working with John Holland and sharing our collective insights and expertise with local students,” Manners said.
“This is a great way for us to support schools and get young children excited about the industry and thinking about the many different careers that the construction industry has to offer.
“At Boral we are committed to diversity and inclusion, and we want to see more women choose a career in the construction industry. It’s great to have two of our employees speak about their experience in the industry and break down barriers and stereotypes for young women.”
John Holland Waterloo Station Project Director Andrew Knispel said it was a pleasure to host students at Sydney Metro’s new Waterloo Station site.
“It is a rare opportunity to showcase the construction of an iconic Sydney project that will elevate our city to international standards,” Knispel said.
“There are many skillsets that make a project like this successful, not limited to just engineering and construction, but also includes safety, environment, sustainability and vital support functions in between. We hope the students take what they learn here today and apply them to their careers, which will shape the future.”