Paving the way for the next generation

The Roads & Civil Works Expo is emphasising the importance of the next generation of industry professionals by incorporating a dedicated Education and Careers Pavilion.

The inaugural expo, run in conjunction with the International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show 2016 (ITTES2016) and Waste Management in Action, will create a definite buzz when it kicks off at the Melbourne Showgrounds in early May next year.

The Expo is set to electrify the Australian roads and civil construction industry with its wide array of business and networking opportunities, especially with its very own section focusing on education and careers.

Show Director, Simon Coburn, said attracting and retaining skilled talent was widely considered the most pressing challenge Australia has to face in the near future, with the majority of the general public unaware of the variety of roles available in the road and civil construction industry.

He said that the new Careers Pavilion will inform the next generation about the different pathways to a career in the roads and civil construction and engineering industries, but also provide recruitment opportunities for experienced workers and educate the general public on the variety of careers available in the wider logistics community.

“The Pavilion is aimed at attracting a specific demographic of visitors, including the likes of recent graduates from tertiary institutions, existing members of the workforce and government and industry associations. It also presents a great opportunity to inform the industry and general public through seminars, presentations, exhibits and more,” said Coburn.

“Having a dedicated careers and education section of the Expo opens up a wide range of possibilities for both exhibitors and visitors to the show.”

Exhibitors will include industry associations, education and training providers as well as leading organisations looking to promote career opportunities within the industry.

The pavilion will provide an opportunity to attract the next generation of workers to the industry, as well as increasing the skills, qualifications and knowledge base of the existing work force.