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Accomplished trade professional/commercial site manager joins BuildSkills Australia

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BuildSkills Australia has appointed vocational education specialist and commercial site manager Adam Pringle to its growing Industry Engagement team.

The national Jobs and Skills Council (JSC), established under the Federal Government’s $442 million Jobs and Skills Australia initiative, is tasked with creating a strong, skilled workforce across the building, construction, civil, infrastructure, property and water sectors and is the nation’s leading body for workforce planning, vocational training and research for these sectors.

BuildSkills Australia Chief Executive Officer Brett Schimming said Mr Pringle had more than 30 years’ experience in the building and construction industry and holds active licences in Queensland across all levels of building, joinery, carpentry, shop fitting and pool safety inspecting.

“Adam has real world hands-on experience as a licensee, and he’s spent years training apprentices whilst most recently managing multi-million-dollar commercial construction sites,” said Mr Schimming.

“Adam will take on the role of Queensland State Manager, Industry Engagement and will be able to use his vast network of industry contacts to help BuildSkills deliver the important workforce planning and industry training packages we are tasked with,” he said.

“Our priority is to develop the first ever national workforce plan for the construction, property and water industries and this work is already well underway,” Mr Schimming said.

“The comprehensive plan, set to be released in coming weeks, will support Federal Government policy making and skills and training needs across the sectors.

“BuildSkills’ workforce plan will place a priority on ensuring the skills and training of today meet the needs of the future,” he said.

Mr Pringle said he was enthused with the opportunity to help engage with industry and drive solutions that can meet the long-term needs of the workforce.

“The construction and training industry has been my life. With 30 years in the construction industry and nearly 15 years in construction training, I have worked as a trainer, teacher, and in various management levels within both public and private training organisations,” said Mr Pringle.

“I am passionate about the various industries under our scope, especially construction. It is fundamentally important that we get this right and support the diverse range of careers for the benefit of all parts of the industry – economically, professionally, and through continuous improvements,” he said.

“I love living in Queensland. Seeing it grow into one of the fastest-growing economies in the country is exciting, and I want to be a part of that journey, especially with the huge amount of working coming up, including ahead of the Olympics.

“Supporting training to develop a highly skilled workforce is a major part of my role and I will liaise with stakeholders across Queensland to find out what new training is required and whether we need to make any changes to existing qualifications.

“Workforce planning is key. We need to establish which skills we need and where we can find the people who want to learn them.”

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