New partnership formed: Supporting infrastructure projects and industry
Posted on May 15th, 2019
Capricorn Enterprise’s recently executed Partnership with Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) will provide workforce skills support for local civil and construction contractors in the engagement of apprentices and trainees plus upskilling their work force.
Who and what is CSQ? In brief, CSQ is an independent industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Funded by an industry training levy, they work closely with students, schools, employers, apprentices, trainees, industry partners, training providers and individuals across Queensland to build capability at every level of business. As a recognised industry leader, CSQ’s mission is to promote the building and construction industry as a career of first choice, encourage investment in skills and training and increase the number of skilled workers in the industry.
Discussions between Capricorn Enterprise and CSQ have led to a partnership being forged that delivers Industry Skills Coordination Programs across Central Queensland with a particular emphasis to the six or so Defence, Highway, Water plus Correctional Centre Projects that are commencing on our doorstep with a combined value of approximately $3.5 billion.
Whilst the delivery of these projects is exciting news for the local economy, the on-time delivery of the projects will critically rely on access to a capable skilled workforce, which will require significant forward planning.
CSQ and CE last week hosted a Major Projects Workforce Planning Workshop involving representations from all major projects to begin fundamental groundwork strategies relating to their future workforce needs to ensure all project milestones can be met.
Contractors from across the broader CQ Region interested in registering their interest in any of the projects are urged to contact Regional Economic Development Manager Neil Lethlean (07 4927 2055).
- Sean Cummiskey – Neil Lethlean and Bruce Fyfe
- Major Projects Representatives at Workshop
- Collaborative Workforce Discussion