Awesome Connect - 19 January 2021

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A virtual meeting presented by Awesome Women in Construction and Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

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This Awesome Connect event will go ahead as scheduled, however it will be fully virtual - no face to face attendance will be offered for this date. This change is to ensure safety of our guests and we look forward to offering face to face attendance in the future.

Join us online on 19 January 2021 for Awesome Connect. Brought to you by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and Awesome Women in Construction, the session will include:

  • Attraction and recruitment strategies specific to the construction industry - hear from construction industry peers about their experiences of workforce attraction and recruitment.
  • Government initiatives and support – current Government initiatives designed to support you with recruitment including how and where to find job ready people.

For more information about Awesome Women in Construction (AWIC) please visit


9.30am to 11.30am

Virtual meeting link will be sent prior to the event

Guest speakers and topics:

Stuart Spencer, Business Operations Manager, Spencer Constructions

Through hard work and commitment to staff development, Spencer Constructions have positioned themselves as an employer of choice and are a proud Queensland Training awards winner. Stuart will chat about his workforce journey and use of the training sector to develop and attract staff, understanding your business and brand, your value in the workforce market and the challenges and successes of tried and tested recruitment practices.

Chantelle Venter, Director of Pillar Consulting Group Australia

Chantelle began her career in customer service, talent acquisition and human resources and now is the Director Pillar Consulting - a recruitment and talent acquisition business. Chantelle will take us on a HR journey and touch on a 3 phase recruitment principle, What have you done? What can you change? and What to do in the future?

Sandee Harris, Australian Government, Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Employer Liaison Officer, Strategic Engagement |Employer Mobilisation

Sandee has been the leader of major recruitment drives across Australian, she brings to our meeting a wealth of knowledge and experience in Australian Government strategies, incentives and programs. Sandee will inform us on the Australian Apprenticeship and Traineeships system and how this can support your current and future recruitment strategies.

Amanda Sycz, Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. Senior Field Officer.

Amanda brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and will provide information on connecting and forming a youth engagement model with schools in your local areas - how to engage with schools and who to connect with; Skilling Queenslanders for work- recruiting from State Government programs, supporting long term unemployed and how to engage and match your recruitment needs.

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A note on privacy:

Your information may be provided to third party agencies to provide you with tailored information and support. Your information will also be retained on the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) Metropolitan Region stakeholder database. Your information will not be disclosed for any other purpose unless you consent or it is authorised or required by law. You may opt-out of any contact we initiate with you at any stage.

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