The University of Newcastle, Australia

Scholarship boosts career path for project manager

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

IFS Project Manager, Zac Carson has been awarded a scholarship that will see him visit universities in Western Australia to look into what others are doing in the management of university campuses and facilities.

Zac Carson

Over 1000 delegates from across Australia and New Zealand attended the Tertiary Education Management Conference held in Melbourne recently. Supported by the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA), the award night honoured outstanding work in Facilities Management and awarded a number of scholarships to up and coming staff working at universities nationally and aboard.

A recent graduate of a Bachelor of Construction Management from UON, Zac was also a project cadet working in IFS until securing a full time position as a Project Manager.

"Working full time during my cadetship, I was able to put the text book theory into every day experience across a diverse range of minor works, asset replacement works, preventative and reactive maintenance works as well as new capital works such as NeW Space. Balancing full time work and study was challenging, but the support and flexibility of the team ensured my grades remained solid.

"2017 has been an amazing year - I graduated with a Bachelor of Construction Management, was part of the team that opened NeW Space, and now recently received a TEFMA scholarship to help me further extend my theory and broaden my knowledge of contemporary facilities management practice,” Zac said.

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