COVID-19 has had a marked impact on most working lives. While many are facing challenges, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia and its various branches is encouraging those in a position to up-skill to use this time to help prepare themselves for the future.
In a statement IPWEA has outlined the importance of continued training and industry development to help the sector plan for future crises.
South Australian small businesses will be given additional state government funding to hire new apprentices and trainees as part of a $12 million skills package to boost local jobs.
Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan said workers will acquire the skills they need for employment on infrastructure projects such as the Metro Tunnel and West Gate Tunnel.
The Capricorn Coast in central Queensland hosted the first Lendlease Foundation Springboard program, a five day residential program to generate a positive social legacy.