“Master Builders is pleased to have been able to join Premier Daniel Andrews at the state government’s Victorian Jobs Partnership to continue our efforts in encouraging growth of careers in the building and construction industry,” Radley de Silva, CEO of Master Builders Association of Victoria, said.

“As the state’s second-largest full-time employer, and contributing more than 40 per cent to the Victorian economy, the building and construction sector recognises it plays a major role in offering employment opportunities to Victorians eager to work,” Mr de Silva said.

“Victoria is growing at the fastest rate of any state in the nation, which means we have an urgent need to provide infrastructure to accommodate population growth. That need spells good news for employment opportunities in an industry that builds communities,” he said.

“The building and construction sector offers excellent prospects for meaningful work and rewarding careers,” Mr de Silva said.

“We are eager to understand how Master Builders might be able to participate in the JobsBank initiative to get more Victorians into good jobs with good prospects for the future,” he said.