At the end of 2016, after 20 years of growth and enhancement, the CPEE vision is little changed. The circumstances which were the catalyst for the creation of CPEE those 20 years ago remain and stakeholder demands for the outcomes CPEE provides to meet these needs, have only intensified in recent years.
At a celebratory reception for key players in CPEE history, held on 1 December 2016, many past and present Council Members, Unit Writers and Unit Chairs attended along with the unique gathering of all past CPEE Independent Chairmen and CPEE CEO’s. The inaugural Chairman Lance Midgley and inaugural CEO, Ken Mavin were warmly recognised for their major contributions to the establishment of CPEE.
The judging for the 2016 Student Excellence Awards was completed late in December following ratification of student results across 11 eligible units throughout Semesters 1 and 2 in 2016.
With many high performing students this posed a somewhat welcomed but difficult task in the judges reaching their final determination, however all eleven recipients deserved due acknowledgement.
To meet the need for improved community safety and crime minimisation, CPEE in conjunction with the NSW Local Government Community Safety & Crime Prevention Network has developed a one-day workshop focussing on the provision of improved community lighting solutions.
If you have been looking on the CPEE website recently you may have noticed that a number of our distance learning unit titles are changing for 2017. In addition to the new titles a number of units have undergone content review which has resulted in some subject matter being moved/revised to further improve the learning outcomes of the program.
An opportunity open to all Distance Learning Students and CPEE Short Course delegates is the chance to gain a Roads Australia sponsored 2017 R.A Fellowship. We are pleased to advise that nominations are now being called for the 2017 Roads Australia Fellowship Program, an industry-leading mentoring program.
CPEE Student Excellence Awards
Last year, CPEE successfully launched its Annual Student Excellence Awards program and thirteen students were rewarded with a cash prize of $500 each and a formal certificate of achievement, presented at a prestigious event near their home or convenient major centre.
The Awards will again be offered for outstanding performance in Units of study from Semesters 1 and 2.
The CPEE Annual Student Excellence Award gives recognition to students who have demonstrated excellence in their performance during the period of consideration, whilst undertaking either of the postgraduate programs, the Graduate Certificate of Pavement Technology, the Master of Pavement Technology or the Bachelor of Engineering (Professional Honours) in "Road Engineering and Construction".
CPEE is in the midst of a period of significant demand for short course training with a total of seven 1, 2 and 3 day courses being requested by individual state road agencies and Councils.
Maintenance being the major focus its an indicator that the pressure is on for better outcomes with reduced funding and the courses were seen as a way to have improved capability in employees and awareness of the latest techniques and practical experiences to enable improved performance of the road asset.