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Renault Move From Sydney To Melbourne In Win For Victorian Jobs

20 October 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed Renault Australia’s decision to move its automotive apprentice training program from Sydney to Melbourne, creating new high-skilled jobs and training opportunities for Victorians.

Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio visited Renault’s state of the art training facility in Mulgrave today.

The move from Sydney to Melbourne will create 26 new jobs and see over 200 new automotive apprentices trained in Victoria over the next five years.

The Labor Government has worked closely with the company to facilitate the move, which will see Renault Australia double the size of its Mulgrave headquarters and partner with Victorian TAFE, the Kangan Institute, to deliver the training.

Renault Australia has also indicated a willingness to consider expanding its relationship with the Kangan Institute in coming years and draw on their extensive training resources at the Automotive Centre for Excellence in Docklands.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio

“We’re working hard to grow our industries and create new jobs for Victorians. This move will create 26 jobs and provide more than 200 apprenticeships.”

“Renault’s decision to move its apprentice training facility and headquarters from Sydney to Melbourne is a vote of confidence in our state’s economy.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Skills and Training, Steve Herbert

 “More than 200 technicians will now be trained by Renault and Kangan over the next five years and those skills will set them up for careers as skilled automotive technicians.”

“We’re working with TAFEs and industry to make sure Victorians get the skills they need to get the jobs they want.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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