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John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct helping women build construction careers

The John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct redevelopment is helping to educate, inspire and encourage women’s participation in the building industry through the Multiplex Jump Start program.

Designed by women in construction, the program offers women of different ages and interests the opportunity to join the project team and see the diverse range of rewarding careers on offer in the construction industry.  

Twenty-six students are participating in the 2023 Jump Start program at the John Hunter project, where they are being guided through a range of site walks, mentoring sessions, interactive workshops, panel discussions and more. 

At an information session held at the Hunter Medical Research Institute this week, students heard stories from women employed on the redevelopment, and were provided with tips and insights for pursuing careers in construction. 

There are currently 47 women employed on the project, representing almost 20% of the total workforce, and Health Infrastructure is looking to increase those numbers as the project progresses.     

The John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct will not only transform health outcomes across the region but also create opportunities and provide a significant boost to local jobs and the economy.  

The John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct works in collaboration with health, education and research partners to meet the current and future needs of the great Newcastle, Hunter New England and Northern NSW regions. 

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