CCFTas welcomes Labor support for workforce development of civil sector

 The Civil Contractors Federation Tasmania (CCFTas) has welcomed Labor’s support for workforce development which sees support for a Live Works Training Site at Quercus Park, an extension of the High Vis Army as well as continued support of the Your Speed is Our Safety campaign. 

CCFTas CEO, Andrew Winch said under the plan, a proposed Live Works Training Site at Quercus Park has the potential to deliver up to 3,000 training units per year and will assist in supporting an estimated 667 Plant and Machinery Operators needed by 2027. 

“We now have bi-partisan support for our Live Works Training Site, meaning both parties have recognised the need for this vital facility and I would like to thank Labor for acknowledging the need for this vital facility,” Mr Winch said. 

“Continued support for the High Vis Army is also welcome news, as it will ensure we can provide vital training and mentoring for people getting into the industry. 

“Without these initiatives, we would be unable to support and attract new staff to the sector and ensure Tasmania’s infrastructure pipeline can be completed. 

“The infrastructure pipeline provides certainty to members and enables long-term planning and investment in both equipment and people to ensure members have the capacity to efficiently and effectively support the Government in delivering its ambitious infrastructure program,” Mr Winch said. 

Mr Winch said Labors commitment of $700,000 over four years for the continuation of the successful Your Speed is Our Safety campaign was significant. 

“The campaign is an important educational tool to drive increased awareness and improved behaviours for the betterment of all road network users and the safety of our on-road workforce,” Mr Winch said. 

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