Ken's overarching theme this year is Making Connections with the Welsh Infrastructure. 2021 is going to be a very important year in terms of kick starting the Welsh economy, industry recovery and ongoing member support resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ken is passionate about the improvement of the condition of the local Welsh road network, climate change effects and the impact linked with flooding in the local communities and the broadband and digital infrastructure in Wales. It is his aim to lend support to these issues wherever he can.
As a qualified Mental Health first-aider, Ken also wants to raise the profile of mental health in the industry. Many ICE members are working alone at home, dealing with family issues and are under pressure to deliver schemes with little resource or support available. Ken will be exploring the possibility of introducing an ICE Wales Cymru Campaign to help support members who either have lost their jobs or who are facing uncertainty about their futures in the coming year.
As an ICE Mentor, Ken also wants to encourage young people, and people who have had a forced career change recently due to Covid-19, to consider Civil Engineering as an employment option at every entry level into the industry.
Ken is very pleased to announce that Jess Dunn will be his apprentice for the year. Jess also shares his vision to support the industry recovery in the coming year.
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