Two new initiatives are being introduced to help provide the skills to meet demand in delivering Tasmania’s 10-year infrastructure pipeline.
Following the second Tasmanian Construction Industry Roundtable in Launceston last week, the Tasmanian Government will introduce initiatives to deliver the skilled workers the state needs to match its pipeline of projects.
The initiatives agreed to include implementing training for specific needs identified from the recent survey of the industry conducted by the Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board; and to establish an industry working group to match skills gaps against the 10 year infrastructure pipeline.
The roundtable included industry peak bodies, government organisations responsible for the delivery of workplace training and development and government infrastructure providers.
According to a statement from Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff, following the roundtable discussion, work will now begin to deliver the initiatives in consultation with all key stakeholders.
The statement from Mr. Rockliff said the roundtable also expressed support for the government’s existing actions in this space, such as releasing skills funding to further address immediate shortages and skills gaps in the industry and engaging more specialist government staff to ensure efficient and effective project/tender management.