$6.9 Million For Box Hill Institute To Support Apprentices And Trainees

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its support of TAFE with a $50 million package to bolster training as the VET-FEE Help debacle impacts training levels.

Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert announced today that Box Hill Institute will receive $6.9 million from the package.

The money will help support the TAFE to drive growth in apprenticeships and traineeships.

It will also help the institute better meet the employment needs of the local community and industries by providing relevant skills to meet the needs of the changing economy.

Box Hill has an important part to play in growing the skills base in Melbourne’s east and this injection of funding will allow them to further the good work they are already doing.

The previous Coalition Government spent four years mismanaging the state’s training system and cutting funding to TAFE, which saw seven TAFEs close to collapse.

The Labor Government has promised to invest $1.2 billion into TAFE and training in Victoria and that’s what we are delivering on.

This announcement is on top of funding already announced by the Minister earlier this year for Box Hill including $4.7 million from the TAFE Back to Work Fund.

The institute also received $1 million towards establishing a Skills and Jobs Centre which will help students, workers needing to reskill and employers.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert

“We’re doing everything possible to make sure Victorians can get off the treadmill of unemployment and onto the footpath to success.”

“Box Hill plays an important role in training the future workforce of Victoria and this cash boost will allow them to continue their good work.”

“We are pushing ahead with support for skills and training that will grow Victoria’s economy.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane

“This $6.9 million will help Box Hill Institute bounce back from the years of neglect by the former Coalition Government.”