This project is has been divided into two areas: north of a summit and south of the summit.
Working as a collective, our team is working to complete the works on the south of the summit.
Ascon acted as facilitator for our client, engaging with locals from the area by providing them with work experience and training opportunities. The locals we initially brought on to the project had little to no construction industry experience.
The project's remoteness, coupled with several road closures, posed significant challenges, particularly when it came to coordinating the completion of a traffic controller course for these individuals.However, Ascon was able to overcome this challenge and source a solution that resulted in these individuals getting their certifications.
For one individual in particular, this project proved to be life-changing. Initially, she was experiencing hardships due to a lack of work experience and qualifications. She was then given the opportunity to work on the Mangamuka Gorge project, and she has since received her traffic controller certification and Wheels Tracks and Rollers certification.
Subsequently, she has excelled on site, resulting in her receiving several safety awards. As a result of being given the opportunity to learn and grow, she has been equipped with qualifications and experience that impact will positively impact her and her whānau in the long-term.