The ACT VET sector salutes CIT's Ivan Radic, 2019 Norm Fisher Award recipient
Published: 18 Sep 2019
Too often, we take for granted the amount of work that happens behind the scenes equipping the Canberra Institute of Technology's (CIT) buildings, ensuring student education and training spaces are operational and safe. At CIT, the person instrumental in making this happen over many decades has been Ivan Radic, Senior Manager of Facilities and recipient of the 2019 Norm Fisher Award at the 12 September ACT training Awards ceremony.
The award is presented in recognition of an outstanding and extensive contribution as an individual to Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the ACT.
CIT Chief Executive Leanne Cover said, "Ivan's innovation and excellence in the delivery and design of CIT's facilities to support students' training in their chosen vocation is deserving of this recognition."
Ivan has ensured students and staff have access to the required highly specialised VET training environments at CIT for over 40 years. This includes negotiating complex contracts and managing the design and build of fit-for-purpose teaching spaces such as CITs industry standard dental clinic, forensic crime scene investigation labs, personal training areas, a cyber security lab and a 100% renewable building, the first in the TAFE sector in Australia.
Ivan has also been instrumental in placing CIT at the forefront of environmental sustainability and in meeting the evolving needs of both industry and students. Ivan's dedication and leadership regarding facilities and services was one of the reasons why the Office of the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment sought to relocate to CIT Bruce.
"His team responds to his leadership in a way which is not just a credit to CIT but also a guide to others who might wish to take up some of the aspirations in the ACT Government's new Climate Strategy (2019-2025)," said ACT Commissioner for Sustainability Kate Auty.
Whether it is giving his colleagues confidence that things are ready for a big event, responding to the odd bad weather event or power outage or going that extra mile for someone in need, Ivan quietly and humbly does it all.