Minister for School Education Peter Garrett Announces Funding for Broadford Students Central Ranges Trade Training Centre
Broadford, VIC (News4us.com) November 10, 2010
Broadford students will have new training and education opportunities with the announcement of funding for the construction of the Central Ranges Trade Training Centre.
Minister for School Education Peter Garrett today visited Broadford Secondary College to congratulate the Broadford community on their successful application.
“I am very excited that Broadford Secondary College was chosen as one of 195 secondary schools under Round Three of the Trade Training Centres in Schools program,” Mr Garrett said.
“Broadford Secondary College is the lead school in a cluster application and has been allocated approximately $11 million to provide three training hubs in the Central Ranges area.”
Other schools in the cluster that will benefit from the Trade Training Centre are Alexandra Secondary College, Euroa Secondary College, Seymour Special School, St Mary’s College, Wallan Secondary College, Whittlesea Secondary College and Yea High School.
The Trade Training Centre will offer qualifications in Automotive, Engineering, Carpentry and Joinery, and Hospitality.
“This facility will allow Broadford to better manage any skills shortages with locally trained experts, while creating opportunities and training pathways for our students,” Mr Garrett said.
The Australian Government has provided $2.5 billion over 10 years through the Trade Training Centres in Schools program to build or upgrade vocational training facilities in secondary schools.
“More than $219 million will be allocated in the third round of the program to deliver 58 projects across Australia,” Mr Garrett said.
“By helping to increase the number of students with a Year 12 or equivalent qualification, the Government is building an education system that gives our young people the skills they need to contribute to our national economy.”
Applications for the Round Four of the Trade Training in Schools program will open in early 2011.
Further information about the Trade Training Centres in Schools program and a list of successful Round Three schools is available at: www.tradetrainingcentres.deewr.gov.au.
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