The 2011 Victorian Civil Contractors Federation Conference will celebrate ‘Women in Civil Construction’ to recognise the contribution of women in the civil construction industry.
The CCF Conference will take place on 20 July at the Moonee Valley Racing Club and is open to both members and non-members. The opening address will be delivered by the Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, Edward O’Donohue.
Victorian CCF CEO, Claudio Cullino comments that the annual conference provides a great opportunity for CCF members and industry stakeholders to come together, learn new skills and contribute to the future of the civil construction industry.
The Civil Contractors Federation has developed and implemented a range of programs and initiatives aimed at improving the long-term viability of the industry, including an emphasis on the benefits of a diverse workforce.
According to Mr Cullino, recognising the contribution of women in the civil construction industry provides an opportunity for all stakeholders to understand the long-term benefits of a diverse workforce.
Sessions at the conference will focus on excellence in contract management and Women in Civil Construction among others.
The session on excellence in contract management will feature workshop topics including Bid to Win and Workforce Management and Retention.
Victorian Department of Transport Secretary, Jim Betts will make a presentation on the future of major projects in Victoria, including the timing and funding arrangements for projects featured in the recent Victorian State Budget.
The session on Women in Civil Construction coincides with the CCF’s current focus on securing a sustainable workforce in the civil construction industry.
Director of the Office of Women’s Policy, Jill McCabe will open the Women in Civil Business segment of the conference, with Jane Lewis, Senior Advisor at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission presenting the segment.