Liberal National Party candidate for Bowman, Henry Pike, has welcomed the completion of the first stages of a $1.2 million upgrade of the Alexandra Hills TAFE Campus facility as part of the Morrison Government’s $50 million Revitalising TAFE Campuses Across Australia program.
“The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is backing Redland apprentices and trainees, getting them ready for jobs that will set them up for life,” Mr Pike said.
“The first stage of new electro-engineering upgrades to the Alex Hills TAFE, now open, include an electrical wiring bay workshop, as well as classrooms and soldering facilities.”
“When fully complete, the upgrade will support a doubling of students enrolled in wet trades and electrotechnology training at Alexandra Hills, with up to 840 students using the facilities by 2024-25.”
The Federal Government’s Revitalising TAFE Campuses Across Australia program funds projects to develop, redevelop, upgrade or refurbish TAFE facilities, buildings, equipment, and IT systems.
The Morrison Government committed $50 million in funding from 2020-21, with all states and territories, at a minimum, matching the Australian Government’s investment.
Mr Pike said the National Skills Commission’s Skills Priority List shows strong future demand for electricians.
“An apprenticeship is a superb start for any young person and that is particularly true with the electrical trades,” Mr Pike said.
“This investment is about providing more training and apprenticeship options to secure the workforce of the future right here at the Alexandra Hills TAFE.”
“The Morrison Government is providing a record $7.8 billion in skills this financial year, which has helped secure a generation of apprentices, trainees and workers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Alexandra Hills facility is one of six campuses being upgraded in Queensland, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments.
For more details, visit: https://www.dese.gov.au/revitalising-tafe-campuses-across-australia-initiative.