Intract on track
Indigenous man John Briggs is at the helm of a new business launched in Adelaide developed to train, employ and open long-term career pathways for Indigenous people in the mining and civil construction industries. As general manager of Intract – Indigenous Contractors, Mr Briggs said mentoring, teaching and employing trainees was just one part of what his company does.
“We also want to forge meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with local Aboriginal people and involve them in culturally sensitive training, employment and community relations programs,” he said. “Our broader vision is for Intract to help Aboriginal people further develop their communities and create their own opportunities for
Intract provides contracting services to the mining and civil construction industry and is a joint initiative of the Aboriginal Foundation of South Australia and construction, industrial and environmental services provider McMahon Services. Intract services include road building and maintenance, large scale earthworks, land rehabilitation, roofing, plumbing and demolition.
In partnership with the Federal Government, Intract will initially recruit 40 Indigenous people over two years and provide them with skills training and mentoring to help them gain sustainable employment in the construction industry, and deliver benefits to their communities.