Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, has welcomed a $200,000 donation to support automotive and mechanical skills learning at Healesville High School’s Trade Training Centre.
The donation includes a vehicle and 14 pallets of components, including engines, transmissions, driveline assemblies and an interactive model.
The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) secured the donation from Mitsubishi Motors Australia, with the new resources to be used to support students to develop automotive and mechanical skills while still at school.
Healesville High School’s Trade Training Centre is the only facility in the region to offer automotive training as part of its Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) programs for students in Years 10-12.
VETiS programs give senior secondary school students a head-start in their working life, by supporting them to develop skills they could use on the job or as part of further education and training.
The 2015-16 Victorian Budget invests almost $4 billion in Victoria’s education system, which included funding to support establishing a Tech School in the Yarra Ranges.
The new Tech School will be a centre of learning excellence, delivering education and training using leading edge technology, discovery and innovation to students from government and non-government schools.
The Andrews Labor Government’s election commitment to ensure high quality education and training is restored to the former Swinburne Lilydale campus site as soon as possible will provide local young people greater opportunities to develop the skills they need to get a job.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert
“This donation will help give local kids a head-start in their careers by supporting Healesville High School to offer a senior school education that provides for all students to reach their goals.”
“Vehicle technology is constantly changing, and these new resources will help students develop the job-ready skills local automotive and mechanical engineering employers demand, supporting young people to enter the workforce.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino
“The Andrews Labor Government is transforming Victoria into the Education State so all students have access to high-quality schools regardless of their background and where they live.”