Inspire : Public Works Sept Oct 2012
4 Public Works Professional September-October 2012 iPWEa Your industry. Your voice. The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) is a professional organisation providing member services and advocacy for those involved in and delivering public works and engineering services to the community. Members come from the wide range of professions involved in public works and services – engineers, technicians, public works directors, contractors, consultants, managers, landscape, parks and fleet professionals, and strategic planners. Membership grades also reflect their achievements within the Institute. iPWEa member services Events and networking Educational workshops E-newsletters and a bi-monthly magazine Advocacy and lobbying to governments Resources including technical papers and books International tours Awards Online discussion forums Mentoring programs Howdoi apply for membership? More information about membership benefits can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 5 rEaSONS TO jOiN iPWEa BElONG TO a PrOFESSiONal COMMuNiTY IPWEA holds regular networking events where members can share their experiences and knowledge. You can also ask questions using the IPWEA online forums and receive answers from your peers, or contribute to a discussion yourself. SuPPOrT YOur PrOFESSiON IPWEA consistently lobbies for greater recognitition of public works engineers and other professionals as valuable and innovative professions. Support your professional association in developing improved career pathways for young professionals. dEVElOP YOur kNOWlEdGE aNd SkillS IPWEA holds workshops around Australia with practical training to help you in your day-to- day work. IPWEA also develops numerous papers and books for the benefit of members. Visit the bookshop at www.ipwea.org.au to browse the useful resources available. aCCESS THE laTEST iNFOrMaTiON TO SuPPOrT YOu iN YOur rOlE Stay up-to-date in news and developments for public works professionals with IPWEA’s regular e-newsletters and bi-monthly Public Works Professional magazine. BE a lEadEr iN YOur FiEld Give back to your profession by contributing to IPWEA through the committees, join a mentoring program or enter for your state awards.
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