Inclusive Project Delivery Process
The Clayco approach is to make the bid packages simple to maximize the number of qualified bidders. This may involve national, regional, and local bidders for the appropriate packages, but emphasis will first be on local subcontractors. As the packages are set up, WBE and MBE strategies will be input to open opportunities for these subcontractors. The bid packages will include all LEED and LEAN requirements. LINK TO CLAYCO >
Connecting youth in underserved communities with career opportunities to meet the unique needs of the industry. Major player in local workforce development initiatives targeting those underrepresented or unemployed seeking to transition into building trades. LINK TO CCDI >
Innovative jobsite mentoring program for minorities and women aspiring to be leaders in their respective trades. We team these individuals with Clayco field leadership to remove barriers that exist when relationships are underdeveloped/non-existent.
Women in Construction
Our mission is to increase female leadership in the design, construction and real estate development industry. We connect, enable, and engage with women and communities across all areas of the industry to develop, impact and transform the culture from the inside out by investing in women. Our guiding goals are to provide an environment that creates the opportunity for real connections that empower women both personally and professionally.
The Clayco Foundation is a non-profit entity that supports multiple charitable organizations in the communities where Clayco is actively engaged in business. Its focus is to genuinely leave a positive impact on our world. The Clayco Foundation recently formed the Juneteenth Program and advisory committee to assist the foundation in its solicitation and investment in education, awareness, and causes related to promoting anti-racism.
Building an African American and Hispanic Owner pipeline as a longer-term, high impact solution to the construction crisis. PIVOT will focus on the unique needs of the construction industry and offer an industry-driven solution to grow MBE revenue within construction industry, increase number of MBE firms within construction industry, and create a more accurate, reliable tracking method of MBE participation using 100% of the delivery costs in calculation.
Future Leaders Fellowship
The Future Leaders Fellowship will support and cultivate future arts leaders and administrators from backgrounds historically underrepresented in opera and arts administration, particularly those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color). Opera Theatre’s Clayco Future Leaders Fellowship Program will provide in-depth experiences that advance the skills, knowledge, and capabilities that make these careers possible. LINK TO CURRENT CLASS >
Our inclusion goal at Clayco is to make an impactful improvement in the design and construction industry, locally and nationwide. This starts in the early years of education. To further engage our youth, Clayco provides internship opportunities to college students each year to offer learning opportunities in our field.