Nov 16, 2021
Generation Z is the most ethnically diverse generation the United States has ever seen. Tapping into this pool of talent will be essential for your business's progress in the next 15-20 years.
Paul Robinson — the founder and CEO of ConstructReach — a company that focuses on diversifying the construction industry, is here with us today to explore diversity, and why it’s important to your company’s success.
Some of the highlights of our discussion include:
Get some fresh perspective from today’s conversation with Paul. Understand the issues and challenges around diversity that construction companies are currently facing and how you can overcome them!
About Our Guest:
Paul Robinson joined the Target Corporation in 2006 and quickly rose to become a Construction Project Manager. In 2012, he, his wife, and growing family, decided to move home to be tangible examples in their St. Louis, MO community. In 2015, construction leadership at Target reached out to Paul with a proposition: assistance in ensuring the construction pipeline stays filled with competent employees and increasing the diversity of those employees. Paul founded ConstructReach in May 2018 — a construction industry workforce development initiative and consultancy that seeks to increase the visibility of the construction industry by educating students about career opportunities within construction, connecting general contractors to interns, employees, and internship curriculum, and creating content, experiences, and a social network to expose a diverse population to sustainable construction careers. ConstructReach works with students, educators, high school counselors, large brands, and general contractors throughout the country to ensure they have the information and connections they need to facilitate the longevity of a new, more diverse construction industry. ConstructReach is currently adding general contractors, and expanding brands to its network.
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