NECA Tasmania delivers future Project Managers to boost the electrical sector
Tasmanian Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth, Felix Ellis MP, has welcomed the State’s newest crop of project managers as state-wide training kicks off in Hobart this week.
The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Tasmania are partnering with the Australian Institute of Project Management and the Tasmanian State Government to deliver 80 new certified project managers into Tasmania’s electrical sector.
“We really must thank the Tasmanian Government for funding these courses, the need for more certified project managers in our sector has been raised repeatedly over recent years,” NECA Tasmania state manager Ben Shaw says.
“The ongoing construction boom in our state, coupled with global supply chain issues and skilled labour shortages, has seen this need reach critical levels. It is now more important than ever to ensure we have the skills and knowledge to deliver projects on time, on budget and without further delay.”
He adds that one of the main issues contributing to this shortage has been the lack of courses held in the state and the high cost per person to attend.
“NECA Tasmania is thrilled to be able to offer this training specifically for the electrotechnology sector, and I thank the State Government again for its support,” he says.
“This course has been made possible and offered free to all participants through funding from the Government’s Energising Tasmania initiative.”
Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth, Felix Ellis says that he’s delighted that NECA and the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) have delivered this training: “These 80 new certified project managers will help close some of the skills gaps the construction industry is currently facing. The Energising Tasmania initiative is helping to deliver accessible post-trade training accessible to our Tasmanian workforce.”