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$1 Million For South West To Support Apprentices And Trainees

03 December 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its support of TAFE with a $50 million package to bolster training levels.

Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, announced South West TAFE will receive $1 million from the package during a visit to the institute’s Hamilton campus this morning.

The money will help support the TAFE to deliver important, relevant training and to drive growth in apprenticeships and traineeships across its campuses.

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.

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 South West including $1.6 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.”

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

Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney

“This $1 million boost will help South West Institute bounce back from the years of neglect by the former Coalition Government.”

“The Andrews Labor Government is working with South West TAFE to make sure it receives all the resources necessary to deliver high quality training.”

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