Deborah Sims (CHAIR)

President Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)

My Speaker Sessions

Wednesday 15 June 2022


Filling the skills gap - bringing new talent and diversity into the roads sector; and developing a broader skills pipeline

11:20 - 11:40 Diversity and Skills Highways Theatre

Panel Discussion: Promoting diversity, inclusion and skills in the workforce

11:40 - 12:20 Diversity and Skills Highways Theatre
  • Identifying the core workforce issues such as aging workforce, lack of diversity and impacts on delivery and budgets
  • Balancing the costs of contractors/consultants vs investment in internal resourcing and training
  • Retraining existing staff with the appropriate ICT skills across route planning, EVs, autonomous vehicles

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