Civilex and The Gordon TAFE : Civil Construction Awareness Day 2017
Major civil contractor Civilex Victoria partnered with The Gordon TAFE who specialise in providing training in the civil and construction industries to bring awareness and insight to 50 local school students in the Western suburbs about the diverse career pathways in the civil construction sector.
On Thursday 27th July, ‘Civil Construction Awareness Day 2017’ provided students with an opportunity to hear the unique journeys of both the Managing Director of Civilex, Joe Bartolo and HSEQ Manager George Markelis, explaining how they worked their way into successful careers in the civil industry. The Gordon TAFE enabled the students to explore their training facilities and equipment while providing valuable information about the training options available such as apprenticeships in Civil Construction and traineeships. Students also heard from one of Civilex’s highly experienced civil leading hands, Luke Gaunt who explained a day in the life of a plant operator. We would like to express our gratitude to The Gordon TAFE and to Komastu for kindly providing Civilex with an excavator to support the students learning in these workshops.
Civilex Managing Director Joe said “Days like today are an important part of increasing awareness and employment in the Civil industry. There is a current skill shortage that will only worsen if we don’t promote the Civil industry and the training students need to access to enable them to join such a booming and exciting industry.”
Currently the civil and construction industries are considered key economic indicators and two of the largest employers in the country. There are more than 70 different careers available in the construction and civil industries covering a wide range of professional, trade and skilled occupations.