Celebrating Black History Month
Black History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions of African Americans to our society and to celebrate their achievements. This year, it is especially important to acknowledge the role black individuals have played in shaping the construction industry.
In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in the construction industry, and this includes the recruitment and development of black workers.
Integrate Construction Partners has established a diversity committee and launched initiatives to recruit and retain minority employees.
In an effort to connect with local learning institutions, HBCUs and community partners to provide professional opportunities to students and recent graduates while building a diverse talent pipeline to support the growing firm, Integrate has launched the following initiatives for local students:
- Career exploration days, site tours and event partnerships for 5th -10th grade students.
- High School internships for 11th and 12th grade students.
- College Internship opportunities dedicated to HBCU and local university partnerships.
During Black History Month and beyond, it is important to continue to raise awareness of these challenges and to work towards creating a more inclusive and equitable construction industry.
To honor Black History Month, it is crucial to recognize and celebrate the contributions of black Americans to the construction industry. By acknowledging their achievements and the obstacles they have overcome, we can inspire future generations of black workers and entrepreneurs to continue to shape and improve the industry.