$4.3 million Live Works Training Site at Quercus Park

Civil Contractors Federation Tasmania has welcomed the commitment by the Liberals to support a $4.3 million Live Works Training Site at Quercus Park.

Announced today by Premier, Jeremy Rockliff, the initiative would help to grow the workforce that a re-elected Majority Liberal
Government needs to deliver on its 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future. “The site will provide young Tasmanians and those looking to join the civil construction sector with practical, hands-on training in the operation of plant and heavy machinery.
It will provide for faster, safer and more efficient training for plant and machinery operators and a wide range of other jobs, from truck drivers and road-traffic controllers to those working in safety roles, pipe laying, and other industry-specific training needs” Premier, Jeremy Rockliff said.

Built in partnership with Rural Youth Tasmania at Quercus Park, CCF TAS CEO, Andrew Winch said “analysis forecasts shows the sector will need to employ and train an average of 667 additional Plant and Machinery Operators and other critical sector occupations annually until 2027”. Mr Winch said “partnership with Rural Youth also allows for the training school to manage a range of maintenance tasks throughout the Quercus Park site. This includes regular road maintenance and drainage maintenance, two ongoing costs to the park.”

Read the full media release from Premier, Jeremy Rockliff

Read the full media release from CCF Tasmania

Thank you to the following people and companies for supporting today’s announcement.
Felix Ellis MP Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce
Karen Robinson CEO, Rural Youth Tasmania
Joe Luttrall, CCF Tas board member – Shaw Contracting
Neil Armstrong – CCF Tas Board Member, Gradco
Johanna Gregg – CCF Tas Board Member, Hazell Bros Group
Aaron Turner – CCF Tas Contractor Member, Maintain Contracting
Scott from Hardings Group
Trent from Shaw Contracting

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