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 the institute will receive $1.9 million from the package at an end of year function with William Angliss staff and the Victorian TAFE Association last night.
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 William Angliss including $4.47 million from the TAFE Back to Work Fund.
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.”
“This $1 million boost will help William Angliss Institute bounce back from the years of neglect by the former Coalition Government.”
Reviewed 10 February 2021