A new Health and Community Centre of Excellence will help transform Bendigo Kangan Institute’s City Campus, with designs for the new complex released today.
The centre will help the TAFE boost its current delivery by giving locals access to more courses, modern equipment and stronger links to industry.
An existing building on the corner of Chapel and McCrae Streets will be refurbished and refitted to create the new Centre, thanks to $17.7 million in Victorian Government funding.
Another building on the site will be demolished to open up a new entrance for the Centre of Excellence with works to start this week.
In the last two years Bendigo Kangan has received $14.5 million from the TAFE Rescue Fund, $5.8 million from the TAFE Back to Work Fund and $1 million for Skills and Jobs Centres from the Andrews Labor Government.
The institute has also received more than $650,000 to buy a new Portable Emissions Measurement System which can be fitted to a vehicle to provide real world driving analysis of emissions.
The money will also allow the institute to purchase a new 3D digital printer which can scan and print body forms for its fashion courses.
Quote attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney
“We’ll always support Bendigo Kangan Institute so they can provide the best training to students now and into the future.”
Quote attributable to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan
“This new Health and Community Centre of Excellence is good news for Bendigo locals who’ll have more access to courses and modern equipment.”
Quote attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards
“Bendigo TAFE already has great links with local industry and this centre will only boost those links which is a win for locals.”
Quote attributable to Bendigo Kangan Institute CEO Trevor Schwenke
“We want to create an enjoyable and sustainable place to learn and to work, one that promotes natural light, ventilation and landscaping and this project will allow us to do that.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020