Students in Chifley who want to get into a trade will benefit from a $1 million Australian Government investment to build a new trades training centre in Mt Druitt.
Federal Member for Chifley, Ed Husic said the $1,039,000 for Chifley College Senior Campus is the latest instalment in the Australian Government’s $2.5 billion program to help schools build and upgrade trade training facilities.
“I’m delighted that the Australian Government has added another $1 million spending in Chifley to provide young people with the skills they need to get jobs and stay on at school longer,” Mr Husic said.
“This investment comes on top of almost $15 million already spent in Chifley building three Trades Training Centres at Doonside and Evans High School, Loyola Senior High School and Tyndale Christian School.
“These Trades Training Centres are giving student access to state-of-the-art training facilities and encouraging them to complete the secondary education at the same time they’re starting apprenticeships and earning a wage.
“The Gillard Government is determined to ensure our economy stays strong by investing in the skilled workforce that businesses in Chifley will need to stay competitive and create local jobs.
“We know that a person leaving school before finishing Year 11 will earn around 20 per cent below average earnings. We also know that too many school leavers are falling through the cracks and are not successfully making the move to further study or work.
Further information is available at www.tradetrainingcentres.deewr.gov.au