The Civil Contractors Federation’s (CCF) Taster Program was delivered in partnership with Federation Training and the Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN over three days in mid-June.

The taster program is designed to give local secondary school students a taste of the construction and engineering industries.

Day three of the three day program saw students visit five local construction sites throughout Warragul where they met and engaged with locals already in the industry.

CEO of Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN, Mick Murphy said the site visits give students valuable and first hand insights into the civil construction industry.

“Students gain a broader understanding of the careers and pathways available to them post-school”, said Mr Murphy.

Day one of the program was delivered by Federation Training staff who introduced the students to the basic elements of the industry, including traffic management, plan reading, surveying, plant maintenance and operation and other hands-on activities.

In addition to the site visits, the taster program provides students with an opportunity to participate in a work experience placement with selected local civil construction contractors.

For students who choose to study civil construction, the career opportunities can include supervisor, foreman, site manager, estimator and a range of other career paths in the civil construction/civil engineering industries.

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