On Monday August 8, Multiplex, in partnership with Ourschool, opened their new Footscray Hospital construction site to a select few students from SASC, Wyndham Central SC and Keilor Downs College. In a bid to encourage more females into construction, the event was open to female identifying students interested in design, trades, construction or building, and organised through the Alumni Programs at these schools.
43 students from across the 3 schools (20 from SASC) had the privilege of touring the worksite chaperoned by Multiplex employees who explained in detail the processes of building and the responsibilities for each contractor on site.
Given it was an RDO for workers the site was non-operational, but it still provided students with an overview of the site, the skills and attributes required to work there and the myriad of pathways into the industry.
Before the tour the students took part in a conversational Q&A with a panel of Multiplex employees; one from management, a cadet, a carpenter, and an electrician. These conversations really opened the students’ eyes to the opportunities that exist for anyone who is serious about a pathway into the industry.