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CCF launches new industry pathway program

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Civil Contractors Federation Victoria (CCF Victoria) has launched its new ‘Pathways – Shaping Careers, Reshaping Industry’ training program, which aims to provide opportunities for women and First Nations people in the civil construction sector.

The new program will aim to deliver 120 new participants into the sector over the next two years and will commence in June 2023. The program will be run by Civil Train, CCF Victoria’s official training organisation, with support from First Nations’ organisational partners including Protech, Dream Path and Ripple Effect.

The program will train participants in a range of areas including site induction, culture preparedness and life skills. Employers in the program will have access to an Employer Support Program as well as a Coach on Call, to assist with the development of their apprentices and useful tools that support supervisors and work crews.


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According to CCF Victoria CEO Lisa Kinross, the aim of the new program – which is directed specifically at women and First Nations participants – is to redress the challenges which are currently deterring them from entering the industry.

“The program is designed to deliver solutions by creating careers, empowering employers, and connecting communities. It’s about providing a pathway to shape a career in civil construction, particularly for woman and First Nations people who are currently seriously underrepresented in our industry,” she said.

“With this multi-pronged approach which engages and connects potential new apprentices with potential employers – and importantly, supports both along this learning journey – we believe we can deliver better job ready and employable apprentices.”

For more information on the program, click here.

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