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Prefabricated versus Conventional Building – the battle for the future

22 Jan 2016

Is prefab simply a niche, or is the construction industry about to be reinvented? Dr Stefan Hajkowicz - Senior Principal Scientist at CSIRO and part of the team leading CSQ's Farsight Project - considers this question...

Former number cruncher lays out his future

21 Jan 2016

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech graduate, 24-year-old, James Sharvell of Everton Park was considering accountancy as his career choice when he was still at school, but he realised he didn’t want to work in an office.  He decided to complete a plumbing pre-apprenticeship course and secured an apprenticeship.

8 great tips for securing a construction apprenticeship in 2016

15 Jan 2016

As Christmas and New Year’s festivities come to an end, many school leavers are turning their attention to careers and employment. To help aspiring tradies navigate their way into an apprenticeship, CSQ has provided a list of eight top tips for gaining an apprenticeship.

SHE SKILLS build it, fix it, do it yourself, Sister!

11 Jan 2016

Empowering women to imagine, design and create anything is Meg Solly’s mission, and she’s off to a flying start with the launch of her new company She Skills.

Queensland Leads the Nation in Building Approvals

8 Jan 2016

Residential building approvals in South-East Queensland are leading the nation, with the latest results showing the outlook is positive for 2016.

Painters Training Wheels

22 Dec 2015

A new mobile training facility is changing the way training is being delivered in the regions. The Painters Training Wheels is a custom designed truck providing an innovative training solution for apprentices in remote areas.

From baby boomers to Gen Z: How to effectively manage a multi-generational workforce

21 Dec 2015

Stephen Veness is Group Manager of Davidson Projects & Operations. With eight years experience in construction recruitment he has gained some interesting insights on the skills and demands of our industry... here he shares some thoughts on managing a multi-generational workforce.

Skills hub a success on the Sunshine Coast

17 Dec 2015

The Work Shop (TWS) began in 2013 as a unique pilot project to create a construction employment and skills hub, providing access to opportunities for local jobseekers to work on the Queensland Government’s $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital project.

Future of plumbing industry in safe hands with Ipswich Plumber

16 Dec 2015

Ipswich resident Nathan Morgan is a construction trainer who leads by example. The teacher from Services Trades College Australia has just been named Construction Trainer of the Year at the 2015 CSQ Excellence Awards.

Tiny House – Big Dreams

15 Dec 2015

Lara Nobel is flying high after winning the 2015 CSQ Excellence Award for Construction Apprentice of the Year. She followed up this accolade with an interview on the 6’oclock news where she spoke about the launch of her new business The Tiny House Company.

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