‘Keep the Fire Burning’ through training and employment opportunities

NAIDOC Week 2024  

As an Australian owned and operated business, we have both the responsibility and privilege of working with our partners to deliver long-lasting, positive outcomes for the benefit of Australia’s First Nation’s Peoples. 

In partnership with GIRA and our industry partners, we’re delivering meaningful training and employment opportunities to ‘Keep the Fire Burning’ in our industry. 

  1. Leading the delivery of great social infrastructure goes hand-in-hand with driving meaningful training and employment opportunities for local communities.

    On the Melonba Education Campus Project – it’s all about learning. Not just through the delivery of two schools catering to 3,000 students; but through the establishment of an Onsite learning Hub during the construction phase. These facilities enable new and existing workers to upskill through onsite-immersive accredited training and make culturally appropriate mentoring available to support new entrants.

    This initiative is made possible in partnership with Yalagan Registered Training (YRT) who’ll provide the MyMob Mobile Trailer – a purpose-built training trailer. Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) will provide culturally appropriate mentoring to support new entrants into the industry. Our delivery partners will bring the training to life with practical demonstrations sharing their expertise, time and equipment.

    Our team will pull the initiative together – organising activities, providing safe access to site, scheduling training, conducting site tours, and connecting graduates with Trade Partners. This initiative directly supports Trade Partners to achieve the Learning Worker target aimed at addressing skill needs to drive efficiencies on this and future projects as intended by the NSW Government’s Industry Skills Legacy Program. We look forward to sharing the outcomes and impact of this great initiative.

  2. Irrawang High School and Hunter River High School project teams have engaged apprentices Luke and Baily through the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES). Supported by hands-on training and mentorship from the RCC team, Luke and Baily are gaining invaluable practical experience while completing their Certificate II in General Construction.

  3. Adrian Connell, Project Director, and Larrissa Sullivan, Pre-Construction Project Engineer, attended ‘Gather and Grow’ events in Gunnedah and Maitland to connect with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. Building these relationships is critical to ensuring sustainable opportunities for First Nations businesses in these regions. 

We’re proud to be building a shared legacy of positive impact with our partners.