Fri 09 Jun 2017

media-release-bannerCivil Contractors Federation Victoria (CCF) is excited to announce the Centre of Excellence in Earthmoving (CEE) Program:

As we see a new level of unprecedented spending on Victoria’s roads and infrastructure being put forward by the State Government, it is recognised that the successful delivery of these future infrastructure programs will require a supply of qualified and highly skilled civil construction workers over the coming decades.

At CCF, we want all sectors in our diverse, multi-cultural society, including the disadvantaged and vulnerable, to participate fully and productively in the workforce and to contribute positively to the community. We believe they deserve no less. For some, however, this can seem beyond reach.

At the 2017 Roads Sector Forum on Friday 9 June, Parliamentary Secretary for the Special Minister of State and Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Shaun Leane MP, announced the signing of an MOU between the CCF and the State Government to help realise this.

The MOU executed in May 2017 by CCF Victoria President, Domenic De-Fazio and Victorian Premier, the Hon Daniel Andrews, will see Industry and Government come together and work collaboratively to provide skilled training and support for those sectors of the community that are disadvantaged, vulnerable and unemployed.  This includes those within our community that are transitioning out of industries such as the automotive or energy sectors, experience high levels of family violence, have poor health outcomes, are in contact with the justice system or child protection, and experience social isolation.

We want to provide practical training and create employment opportunities in the civil construction sector that will empower members of our community to change their lives” said CCF Chief Executive Officer, John Kilgour.

Kilgour further stated, “CCF has the unique opportunity to assume a leadership role and be a force for good with significant benefits not only for the individual participants, but for the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the whole community”.

CCF is strongly placed through its Registered Training Organisation, Civil Train, principle industry partners, and its’ large contractor membership base; to support these sectors of our community in developing the necessary skills that will lead to sustainable employment opportunities to meet the critical infrastructure needs today and into the future.

The “CEE” program is in the development stage with the intention to finalise and pilot the program in the second half of 2017.  CCF is inviting all Members to register their interest in providing traineeships and employment opportunities to trainees that will come through the “CEE” program in 2018 and beyond.

Please contact Faye Doherty, Client Service Officer – Training & Careers at CCF via email to register your interest.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: John Kilgour (0421) 342-398