Funding for students to learn skills
IPSWICH students will soon have access to greater trade opportunities at West Moreton Anglican College with the announcement of $1.5 million for a new training centre.
The Karrabin school's new facility will provide students with opportunities to undertake vocational learning and develop work skills.
Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann said the funding was part of the Labor Government's commitment to invest $209.8 million to establish 137 new Trade Training Centres across the country.
He said the centres would help address skill shortages in traditional trades and emerging industries, by equipping schools with the state-of-the-art industry standard facilities they required.
If re-elected in September, Mr Neumann said Labor would continue to invest in new Trade Training Centres to ensure young Australians gained the skills needed to compete for the jobs of tomorrow.
He said the investment was part of a plan to ensure all students were given opportunities to secure high skill, high wage jobs beyond the China mining investment boom.
Almost $20 million has been approved for Trade Training Centres across the Blair electorate, benefiting 13 local high schools.
Eligible low socio-economic secondary schools have been prioritised in the funding allocations.