Voices of GROW

JC Williams Electrical – Small businesses can make a difference

A good news story about being inclusive from co-owner Luke Anderson J C Williams is a small electrical company, formed by three friends from Corio. With lived experience as an ex-offender Luke was keen to support GROW’s inclusive employment strategies, ‘I understand the value of having strong mentors to guide and influence you, build your...

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My Maintenance Crew provides employment opportunities

This story about being inclusive is from Narelle Arthur, Engagement Coordinator from My Maintenance Crew, a social enterprise of Diversitat. My Maintenance Crew (MMC) is a social enterprise offering services in general maintenance, cleaning and general landcare for residential, commercial and government clients. We provide employment for young people who can’t otherwise get their foot...

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Good News Story – Asphalt Paving Services (Be Inclusive)

Asphalt Paving Services chosen to pilot industry mental health program:   The Civil Construction industry has a prevalence of workers with mental health issues with suicide being 1.7 x higher than for male workers in other industries and three times higher for lower skilled construction workers. The environmental risks being work instability, limited job control...

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Good news story – Nicholson Construction (Buy Local and Social)

Stephen Allen, Director of Nicholson Construction has provided this story relating to Local and Social Procurement. Please provide a brief background and some context. Nicholson’s are thrilled to be commencing work on Anam Cara’s new facility at the Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus.  Such a significant and important project for our Geelong community. The project...

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Good News Story – Plan Group (Be Inclusive)

Please provide a brief background and some context. My interest is giving back to the industry and engaging with career coordinators of local schools and providing real opportunities or advice to students who would like to pursue the construction industry as a professional career. Providing a career pathway or opportunity for students that would like...

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Good News Story – Plan Group (Spend Local)

Please provide a brief background and some context. Plan Group has committed to a strategic action plan with GROW to ensure we are able to maintain and integrate the GROW philosophy, that a prosperous community cares for the well-being of all its members. Plan Group are committed to providing beneficial economic and social returns to...

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