The Department of Finance continues to demonstrate the Government’s support for a thriving construction industry in Western Australia by giving well deserved recognition to contractors and consultants providing exceptional value on projects for the Western Australian community.
The Head Contractor Apprentice and Training Award was presented to PACT Construction by General Manager Asset Advisory, Graeme Mclean on 1 November. The presentation took place at the MBA Apprentice of the Year ceremony at The Westin Perth.
The award is assessed against the Government Building Training Policy and recognises the company that has demonstrated:
- a commitment to developing a strong culture of training and development through the employment and support of building and construction industry apprentices and trainees
- support for non-mainstream apprentices (eg female, Indigenous, long-term unemployed)
- effectiveness of in-house training and mentoring programs in producing future organisational and industry leaders
The award was established by the Department of Finance together with the Master Builders Association Western Australia (MBA WA) in 2017.
“PACT has shown a strong culture of training and development by employing and supporting building and construction industry apprentices and trainees,” Graeme said in presenting the award.
“They have gone above and beyond the minimum requirements specified in our contracts. They have set up industry-leading programs to develop their current and future leaders and have engaged with several educational institutions and universities so that architecture students and apprentices have a better understanding of their professions.”
The Department of Finance supports opportunities for apprentices and trainees to contribute to major Government building projects, such as schools and hospitals, fulfilling the Government’s commitment to develop a strong training culture through employment in the building and construction industry.
ADCO Constructions were finalists in the Head Contractor Apprentice and Training Award this year.
On 17 September, three metro and one regional Supplier Performance Awards were presented, recognising suppliers rated as the best performers for the Department over the preceding two years. Five other suppliers were highly commended.