Construction boom sees increase in upskilling tradespeople
Former TAFE Queensland carpentry apprentice, Calum Moore, 32, has risen up the ranks of Brisbane’s construction world rapidly thanks to his commitment to continued training with TAFE Queensland, as assisted by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding.
Calum is one of the thousands of tradespeople in Queensland seizing the opportunity to upskill during the current construction boom.
Master Builders Queensland said there was more construction being started in Queensland than ever before in their Building Industry Outlook for 2022. They said 2021 saw the sharpest spike in demand for residential construction since records have been kept, total approvals in the 12-month period moved up by 41%.
With more projects going ahead there are more supervisor roles to be filled than ever. This makes it the perfect time for tradespeople to upskill and enhance their careers.
In their 2021-2022 Industry Outlook report, Construction Skills Queensland mentioned that while there is a definite increase in apprentice numbers in the Queensland construction industry, there has also been an increase in experienced tradespeople upskilling themselves.
CSQ stated there had been an increase in the interest of workers in training and upskilling, with a 23% increase in enrolments recorded compared to previous years.