Building Tasmania’s future through our hi-vis army

Elise Archer, Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs

The Rockliff Liberal Government is getting things done and building Tasmania’s future, and we are committed to growing our civil construction workforce to ensure the industry keeps up with demand.

Our High-Vis Army initiative supports a 25 per cent growth in the construction labour force, and Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs, Elise Archer, today attended the graduation of the High -Vis Civil Construction Pre-Employment Program for 2022.

Minister Archer congratulated today’s graduates and said it marks yet another important step in our plan to build Tasmania’s future.

“Our building and construction industry continues to exceed expectations, with our high-vis army initiative helping the industry secure the workforce it needs for the future,” Minister Archer said.

“Today’s graduation means 14 new faces now have the skills they need to pick up the tools and enter the civil construction workforce.

“Congratulations to all the graduates for your achievements, and well done to the Civil Contractors Federation Tasmania and TasTAFE in supporting the industry and its newest workers.”

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Michael Ferguson said the Rockliff Liberal Government is ensuring Tasmania has the workforce it needs for the future.

“Building and construction has been critical in leading Tasmania’s economic and social recovery from COVID-19 and we are helping the industry grow its workforce as we continue to roll out our ambitious infrastructure program,” Minister Ferguson said.

“This initiative is a vitally important part of our plan to build Tasmania’s future, and is already helping to attract, train and retain a diverse range of employees to meet the growing demands of infrastructure projects across Tasmania.

“The next pre-employment program will commence on the North West Coast in March 2023, so if you’re interested, make sure you apply so we can continue to grow this important industry for Tasmania.”

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