Loyola Trade Training Centre taking shape for 2012

Students wishing to undertake an apprenticeship in automotive, carpentry, shopfitting along with metal fabrication will soon be able to study for the HSC while learning their trade at Loyola Senior High School, Mt Druitt.

These students will join those already studying hairdressing, commercial cookery and electrotechnology at the Loyola Trade Training Centre.

Federal Member for Chifley, Ed Husic this week inspected progress on the $9 million educational facility.

“Once completed, these facilities will be among the best trades training facilities in any school in Australia.” Mr Husic said.

“I have to congratulate Principal Rob Laidler, TTC Director, Tammy Prestage and the Catholic Education Office on their collective vision and their hard work to making this a reality.

“It’s critical that we have more students staying on at school as long as they can – and I imagine the Trade Training Centres will help play a big part in achieving this.

“Best of all, the students will build skills that are in high demand here in Western Sydney.”

Mr Husic was given the opportunity to see the commercial kitchen, café and hairdressing salons completed in phase 1 of construction.

He also had a walk-through inspection of the near completed phase 2 building which will house those trades commencing next year.

The Australian Government contributed $9 million to Loyola Senior High School under the Trade Training Centres in Schools program.

The Trade Training Centre is made up of a consortium of schools which include St Clare’s Catholic High School, Hassall Grove; Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek; St Agnes Catholic High School, Rooty Hill; St Andrew's College, Marayong and Terra Sancta College, Schofields.
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