Our strengths lie in our differences. We want to be a sector leader when it comes to inclusivity. And in celebration of National Inclusion Week, we got the Atkineers together to share ideas, experiences and views on what inclusion means every day.
SNC-Lavalin launched the Welder Community Development program in Secunda, South Africa in August this year. The intensive 1 month program was created to address the shortage of skills identified in the local community and aims to up-skill existing welders and improve their opportunity for employment. Welders are taught how to select, use and care for tools, interpret welding symbols and weld on various grades of steel in all positions that may be encountered on the job.
My name is Imogen and I’m about to start my second year at the University of Bristol studying Civil Engineering. I have a very full university timetable with plenty of contact hours, but when I’m not working, I spend my time dancing or socializing.
Sustainability, green buildings, net zero – over the last decade we’ve seen these terms turn from buzz words to business imperatives. Climate change is an issue we’re all aware of in the engineering industry and something most of us believe we can make a real difference to. Now is the time for us all to be thinking seriously about how we make more of an impact on the sustainability agenda.