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VIC Technical Event August 2023

Icon of a calendar 30 Aug, 2023 | Small clock icon 5.30pm-7.30pm | Icon of a map pin AECOM Tower 2/727 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008


*** SOLD OUT ***

The AWA Victorian Branch is pleased to host its next Technical event: Meaningful employment opportunities for refugee and immigrant jobseekers; stories, learnings and a brighter future.

Meaningful employment opportunities for refugee and immigrant jobseekers; stories, learnings and a brighter future is an event that illuminates the unique struggles and triumphs of these jobseekers. Showcasing a compilation of personal narratives, it will delve into the journeys refugees and immigrants undertake to secure meaningful employment and how these experiences shape their lives. It will explore how the water industry can help to create these meaningful opportunities and provide a work environment where employees can thrive.

The event will also bring in perspectives from other key industries. It examines the roles that various sectors play in facilitating or hindering the job seeking process for refugees, promoting discussion on how to foster a more inclusive and equitable job market. The event's key objective is to stimulate dialogue and inspire action to improve employment prospects for refugees and immigrants, turning stories and learnings into a tangible roadmap towards a brighter future.


  • Niru Gosavi, General Manager, Major Capital Delivery, Melbourne Water
  • Anafrid Bennet, Head of Technology, Security, and Property, Greater Western Water
  • Lucy Gatto, Educator/Industry Liaison, Melbourne Polytechnic, Overseas Qualified Professionals Program (OQP, VIC)
  • Glenn Crisp, Regional Construction Manager, John Holland
  • Martha Abegaz Gebre, Junior Engineer, John Holland
  • Abdul Gulistani, Construction Manager, Quality Control & Site Engineer, Procurement/ Estimating Support, John Holland

Event Details

Date Wednesday 30 August, 2023
Venue AECOM, Tower 2/727 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008
Time 5.30pm - 8.00pm 


Event Registration

Member $45

Non-Member $65

Concession Member $25


Thanks to the Technical Event Sponsors



John Holland



Please contact Natasha Sharrock Member Engagement Manager - Victoria, with any queries in relation to this event on

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