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Fitzroy to Gladstone pipeline:
Gladstone engineering alliance industry briefing

The Power of Collaboration in the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline Project 

As the CEO of Apprentices and Trainees Queensland (ATQLD) and My Skills Institute (MSI), I was pleased to attend the Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) Industry Briefing with Angie Wilmot, Operations Manager of ATQLD. The event, presented by the McConnell Dowell BMD Group Joint Venture (MBJV) team, provided valuable insights into the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline Project. I couldn't help but get excited about the numerous opportunities for our organisations to contribute to the project's success. In this article, I will share some highlights from the event, discuss the importance of apprentices, trainees, and training in projects like the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline, and outline how our businesses can help support this ambitious project. 

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 In-depth Project Insights and Timeline 

The MBJV team provided a comprehensive overview of the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline Project, which aims to deliver a sustainable and reliable water supply to the Gladstone region. The project's current status, objectives, and projected timeline were shared, allowing attendees to get a clear picture of the scope and scale of this world-class project. The pipeline construction will be carried out in stages and is expected to span two years, providing a much-needed boost to the local economy as well as providing the Gladstone region with a secure water supply. 

The Fitzroy River, which boasts the title of the second-largest water catchment in Australia, is a secure and reliable regional water source. Spanning over a vast area of approximately 142,665 square kilometres, this expansive catchment system is vital in supporting the diverse ecosystems, agriculture, and communities that depend on it. In addition, the Fitzroy River's abundant water supply sustains the natural environment. It nourishes the fertile land and provides ample resources for industrial and infrastructural projects, such as the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline. As a result, the Fitzroy River catchment remains an invaluable asset for the Australian landscape, contributing significantly to the nation's overall water security and long-term sustainability. 

Embracing New Opportunities and Collaborations 

The briefing highlighted numerous opportunities for our businesses to contribute to the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline Project. ATQLD and MSI are eager to leverage our skills and resources to support the project's success. We recognise the importance of collaborations and growth in helping to build a sustainable future for the region and the wider community. 

Operations Manager of ATQLD Angie (right), Alicia Munroe(middle) and CEO of ATQLD and MSI Michael (left)

Building a Brighter Future for the Central Queensland Region 

To wrap up, the GEA Industry Briefing with Peter Masters and the GEA Team was an inspiring and informative event highlighting the exciting opportunities the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline Project presented. As the CEO of Apprentices and Trainees Queensland and My Skills Institute, we are excited about the prospects of the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline Project. 

By working together, we can ensure that the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline Project is successful in its immediate objectives and serves as a catalyst for long-term growth and development in the region. Investing in apprentices, trainees, and training can create a skilled workforce that will continue to drive the Central Queensland Region's success for generations to come. 

My Skills Institute: Delivering Accredited Training Courses to Build a Skilled Workforce 

As part of our commitment to workforce development, we offer accredited training courses through our RTO My Skills Institute (MSI). MSI offers a wide range of training programs to help individuals and businesses develop the skills needed to succeed in the ever-evolving workforce. 

By offering training courses tailored to the specific needs of projects like the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline, MSI ensures that workers have the necessary knowledge and expertise to contribute effectively to the project's success. Our comprehensive training programs cover various units, including Confined Space and Working Safely at Heights. 

Strengthening the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline Project Through Partnership 

As the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline Project progresses, there will undoubtedly be a growing demand for skilled workers and expertise. ATQLD and MSI are excited to collaborate with MBJV and other businesses involved in the project, helping build a strong and capable workforce to successfully execute the pipeline construction. 

With our expertise in workforce development, apprenticeships, traineeships, and accredited training, we are confident that our organisations can contribute significantly to the project's success. By working together, we can create new opportunities for growth and development in the Central Queensland Region and beyond. 

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