Girls In High Vis Trip
Girls In High Vis Trip to The Northern Corridor Motorway Improvements Site at Rosedale North Shore.
Six of our female students at MHS were inspired to attend the Northern Corridor Improvements Project (NCI) in the Girls with Hi-Vis® 2021 event on Wednesday 16th June 2021. The event is aimed at raising the profile of possible careers for females in construction. It aims to outline all the different possible jobs, training, and employment in the industry.
The NCI project is a roading project that includes a new motorway connection between SH1 and SH18, 7kms of walking and cycling paths as well as extending the Northern Busway from Constellation to Albany Station.
The project was delivered by Waka Kotahi, Fulton Hogan, HEB Construction, Jacobs and WSP. On the day of the event, the students met several women in varying roles across the project, digger drivers, engineers, community liaison officers and geologists etc to get an insight in to potential career pathways that are available. Plus, we were also able to get out on site and see the project in operation and understand the scale of construction involved.
The girls who attended were: Kortni Waikiki 11 KLB, Ruth Naititi 11 KLB, Mary Jane Mortimer and Qadira Inges Carpentry Academy, Mina Rozi 12 MGU, and Daezharn Puluka 12 HVW. The girls would like to thank all those at Waka Kotahi, Fulton Hogan, HEB Construction, Jacobs and Connexis for giving up their time and making the day so enjoyable and informative.
N Hackett Assistant Principal.