The Government is providing cutting-edge facilities and equipment to local young people with the opening of the Southern Peninsula Trade Training Centre at Rosebud and Somerville.
Funded by the Australian Government, the $5.4 million Southern Peninsula Trade Training Centre will deliver training in plumbing, carpentry, electrotechnology and allied health.
I am committed to ensuring local students remain engaged in learning and have access to the best facilities and training so they are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in a competitive world.
Trades qualifications will be delivered from new buildings at Somerville Secondary College and Chisholm Institute in Rosebud. The Centre will offer training to students from Rosebud Secondary College, Dromana College, Somerville Secondary College, Balcombe Grammar School, Peninsula Specialist College, Mornington Special Developmental School and students attending Chisholm Institute of TAFE.
Students completing plumbing qualifications will train at Somerville and all other training will take place at the Chisholm site.
Hastings students will also have access to trades training through a separate Trade Training Centre soon to be completed at Western Port Secondary College.
These are state-of-the-art buildings where students can gain practical trades qualifications.
Many students have a keen interest in taking up employment in trade industries and these centres will provide them with the necessary skills to fulfil their passions.
It is brilliant to see young people thriving in a hands-on environment and learning trades that may become their future careers.
There are real skills shortages on the Mornington Peninsula and these centres will provide enormous benefits to local students and indeed the whole community as a result of an increasingly skilled workforce.
Trade Training Centres are designed to expand vocational education and training opportunities in schools, while forging stronger connections with industry.