Lendlease has been recognised in Queensland for its school engagement program, which aims to open doors to a wider range of career choices for students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
Lendlease was awarded the Queensland Major Contractors Association Ian Harrington Award for collaboration after successfully developing and running several school engagement programs in partnership with the Australian Business and Community Network in Queensland.
Lendlease Executive General Manager Northern Region Glen McIlroy said Lendlease was proud to offer development opportunities to encourage students to pursue careers in the civil construction industry.
“These programs aim to help raise awareness of STEM-related careers in the civil construction industry and assist students to develop crucial interview skills to help them pursue these careers when the time comes,” Mr. McIlroy said.
“Over 110 students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds have benefited from these programs, involving nearly 60 volunteers from Lendlease’s regional Head Office and three major infrastructure projects in Brisbane: Gateway Upgrade North, Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade and Pacific Motorway Upgrade.”