Growing with Metro: Katherine Norve, Regional Connector Constructors

Growing with Metro: Katherine Norve, Regional Connector Constructors


I look forward to coming to work every single day I love my job how many people can say that I’m Katherine Norv I’m a single mother of four and I work for skanska regional connector our project labor agreement and our construction careers policy are trying to create career pathways in the construction industry for disadvantaged workers workers that are down on their luck that have some barriers to employment it’s really giving them a second shot to make it metro referred Katherine Ave to us and she’s been a great asset for us as a company she’s a hard-working dedicated young lady it’s just such a compelling story she’s a single mom hard worker trying to make ends meet for her kids and at the same time she’s learning a trade learning a skill that’s gonna help her for the rest of her life I love working for Metro they’ve given me the opportunity to come out here and show my skills and that I can be another one of the guys out here it’s awesome that they do give women the opportunity to do this she wants to break down these walls she wants to be the best labor that we have out there male or female you know she’s dedicated to her craft she wants to learn it’s nothing out there that we can ask her to do this she’s not willing to do I try members of our community don’t just want to ride these projects they want to help us build them they want to share an economic impact that these projects bring to us and they’ve been instrumental in making these projects happen they’ve been instrumental in making our programs happen Metro has done a good job with developing this program a 10% of what total work I was going to disadvantaged people so I would say take advantage of that opportunity and you Latino women out there single mom coming out here and do the thing like I’m doing it if I could do it you could do it our projects connect diverse communities and it’s important that our workforce reflect that their success stories become our success stories

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