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Brian Seidler joined the Master Builders Association (MBA) Australia as a trainee industrial relations officer in the early 1980s, and was appointed to his current role as Executive Director of MBA New South Wales in 2000.
 
Having spent his career at MBA, and through his involvement on a broad range of construction industry Boards and Councils, Brian has developed a deep understanding of the construction industry’s challenges and opportunities. One topic that is of particular interest to him is sector training, and how we plan for the skills that will be required of our future construction practitioners. “In order to understand what training the industry needs to provide for the future,” says Brian, “it is most important to know what we are going to build and what skills will be required to construct the future built environment.”

Brian’s presentation at ‘Constructing our World’ is titled, “Future Training Challenges for the Australian Construction Industry.” The presentation explores the technological and demographic changes that lie ahead for the construction industry and their impact on the construction worker of the future; who Brian says “will be older, better trained and relatively more expensive than their predecessors. What this means is that the industry will be training a different type of construction worker particularly in the commercial sector.”

Seminar dates are Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th of March. Visit www.constructingourworld.com to register today! .

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