Funding has been approved for a Trades Skills Centre at Newhaven College on Phillip Island.
The $1.5million facility will assist in up-skilling young people in the trades sector so they are able to take up local employment opportunities.
There is a keen interest among many young people to take up employment in trade industries and this will provide them with the necessary skills to fulfil their passions.
Funding for the Newhaven College Trades Skills Centre will allow for the construction of a new building with a theory space, meeting room and equipment.
The centre will deliver qualifications in construction and furnishing to address skills shortages in the trades of carpenter and furniture finisher.
It is brilliant to see these young people thriving in a hands-on environment and learning trades that may become their future careers.
Trades Skills Centres build on vocational education and training in schools, while forging strong connections with industry.
More than 220 schools will benefit from $209 million in funding for Round Five (phase one) of the program, which will deliver 136 Trades Skills Centres across Australia.
Successful applicants will be contacted by the Department of Education regarding funding agreement negotiations.
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