Bolster Diversity and Inclusion by Dispelling Myths About Construction Jobs

November 19, 2021
Bruce Orr - Construction Executive

Misperceptions about what it’s like to work in construction could be hampering efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the industry—not to mention full employment.

Consider the results of a survey conducted last year by VIATechnik, a digital-transformation company focused on the architecture, engineering and construction sector.

“We put the question ‘What is your impression of the construction industry?’ to 150 Chicago-area high school students,” says Anton Dy Buncio, VIATechnik’s COO. “Most of these students identified as Asian or Hispanic/Latinx. They tended to see construction jobs as important and beneficial, but also noisy, tough, dirty and dangerous.”

Reprinted courtesy of Bruce Orr, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.

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