Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert has today launched a joint training initiative between Caravan Industry Australia – Victoria and Wodonga TAFE.
The new National Caravan Industry Training College will see Wodonga TAFE and the industry work together to provide new opportunities for people to develop the skills they need to get a job and support employers to grow their businesses.
Mr Herbert said 80 per cent of Australia’s recreational vehicle manufacturing took place in Victoria, and it was important the industry developed the skills needed to support future growth.
The recreational vehicle industry is going from strength to strength, with revenue forecast to grow at an annual rate of 3.4 per cent to top $1.2 billion in the next five years.
The new partnership will offer training in Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing, Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle - Service and Repair and Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle - Retail and Accessories, supporting all aspects of the industry.
Mr Herbert said the Andrews Labor Government was a strong supporter of partnerships between industry and the training system.
The 2015-16 Victorian Budget provided $8 million to establish a new Skills Commissioner to support stronger ties between industry and the training system.
The budget also provided a $350 million boost in TAFE funding, including the $50 million TAFE Back to Work Fund which is supporting public TAFE institutes to partner with industry to deliver more training that leads to jobs.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert
“Victoria is Australia’s caravan manufacturing and sales heartland, and there is industry demand for skilled workers to support future growth.”
“This new partnership between Wodonga TAFE and Caravan Industry Australia – Victoria will support people to develop the skills they need to get a job in a range of areas of this industry – from manufacturing through to service and sales.”
“The Victorian Government is supporting a closer alignment between training and industry through our new Skills Commissioner and initiatives such as our $50 million TAFE Back to Work Fund.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence
“It is fantastic that the launch of the new National Caravan Industry Training College is happening at Supreme Caravans, a great local business.”
“We’re committed to helping Victorians find a job, and our Back to Work Plan is helping achieve that.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020