Kameron Hamilton, Project Engineer, Shook Construction
This week, I Build America Ohio is celebrating all of the men and women who make up Ohio’s construction workforce during the first-ever Construction Inclusion Week. The modern construction industry doesn’t look like the construction industry of previous generations. It’s made up of men and women of different backgrounds, cultures, faiths, orientations, and interests. The diversity of our workforce makes us stronger, and understanding the biases we all bring to our daily work is essential for creating an even better future for Ohio’s workforce. All week, I Build America – Ohio will be sharing the stories of various people in our state’s workforce who are working together to build Ohio.
Name: Kameron Hamilton
Company: Shook Construction
Position: Project Engineer
Years Working in Construction: 4 years
Why does workplace diversity and inclusion matter to you?
- Workplace diversity and inclusion matters to me because it allows an opportunity for everyone to be part of
How can construction benefit from a more diverse workforce?
- Construction can benefit from a more diverse workforce because it allows for everyone to bring different kinds
of experience and skill to the project.
How do you advocate for others? How can others advocate for you?
- I can advocate for others and vice versa by using platforms, networking connections, resources, etc..
Think about the future workforce of construction. Who do you think will be involved in it?
- I believe the future workforce of construction will continue to be diverse. I think it would be completely impossible for a project to exist that doesn’t have some kind of diversity.