NorthConnex has a number of training and employment targets that are designed to increase the skills of our existing workforce, provide opportunities for young people, disadvantaged and under-represented groups. It will also target workers from Western Sydney and the Central Coast to help address the state’s skill’s shortages. Our targets are:
• Five per cent Indigenous representation of staff and labour across the project (direct and in-direct)
• 20 per cent of all trade work completed by apprentices
• Overall up skilling of Lendlease Bouygues Joint Venture staff and workforce
To help us achieve these targets, we have established a dedicated training and employment facility, known as NorthConnex Hub. The $10 million investment during the life of the project is expected to deliver training to more than 300 workers. Courses delivered include Cert III Civil Construction, mobile plant operation, leadership programs, cultural heritage awareness, first aid, product quality, financial acumen, MATES in Construction, emergency and crisis management, fatigue and resilience.