Industry affiliations & social investment

Caruso bricklaying takes immense pride in its affiliation with organisations in the region and industry.

Some of these include, MBAV (Master Builders Association Of Victoria), Chambers of Commerce Geelong, Barwon Health Foundation, GRLLEN (Geelong Region Local Learning & Employment Network), VGT (Victorian Group Training), Head Start and an initiative that originated through a collaborative effort between two prominent Geelong-based organizations: G21 Geelong Region Alliance (G21) and the Give Where You Live Foundation. Caruso Bricklaying demonstrates its commitment to social responsibility by actively championing several charitable endeavours, with Tara’s Dream being among the supported organisations.

As a socially responsible supplier and a proud signatory of GROW, Caruso Bricklaying aligns itself with a collective of businesses, governmental entities, and community organisations united in their mission to bring about positive change in areas experiencing elevated unemployment rates within the region.

Good News Story

Caruso Bricklaying has played a pivotal role in providing viable pathways for aspiring young workers seeking entry into the construction industry. Additionally, the company has consistently supported local social enterprises and actively collaborated with like-minded businesses and schools, such as MBAV, The Gordon Institute, Northern Bay College, Lara Secondary School to contribute to the overall improvement of the community. This includes providing a pathway of transition from school into the workforce through work experience and apprenticeships.

One noteworthy achievement involves our apprentice, Jaycob, who participated in the comprehensive training program alongside fellow trainees, cadets, and apprentices. Collectively, they contributed an impressive total of 300,000 hours to the construction of the new Chisholm Road prison project. In recognition of his outstanding dedication and skill, Jaycob was honoured with the Southwest Regional Master Builders’ Apprentice of the Year award in 2021. This accomplishment underscores Caruso Bricklayers’ commitment to fostering talent and excellence within the industry.

Building careers

Director Ben Caruso is deeply committed to assisting students in their transition to the professional world. He actively contributed to the development of Building Careers Geelong Site Tours, an initiative aimed at providing students with a firsthand understanding of career opportunities in the building and construction industry. This involves organised visits to construction sites, allowing students to engage with professionals representing diverse roles within the field.

Additionally, Caruso Bricklaying has established strategic partnerships with key government initiatives, including Head Start and VGT (Victorian Group Training). Through these collaborations, we support students in seamlessly integrating apprenticeships, traineeships, or work experiences with their senior secondary education.