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New Trade Training Centre opens in Mona Vale

Ministers:

Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins
Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations

More than 600 students at Pittwater High School will benefit from a new Hospitality Trade Training Centre opened today by Parliamentary Secretary for School Education, Senator Jacinta Collins.

“This is an outstanding facility that is already benefiting students and the broader Mona Vale community,” Senator Collins said.

The development, which includes a new building to deliver hospitality qualifications to industry standards, received approximately $1.48 million from the Australian Government’s $2.5 billion, 10-year Trade Training Centres in Schools Program.

“The centre will significantly improve the learning opportunities and training pathways for the young people of this area,” Senator Collins said.

“Principals, parents and tradespeople have worked together to ensure the facility will provide qualifications directly relevant to local industries.”

The centre will deliver a broad range of training including Certificate II in Hospitality, as well as offering units which provide a clear pathway to the Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) at TAFE.

“Facilities like this will ensure our students are prepared for the skilled workforce,” Senator Collins said.

Trade Training Centres are being established to help increase the number of students achieving Year 12 or an equivalent qualification and to help meet skill shortages in traditional trades and emerging industries.

To date, the Australian Government has awarded more than $1.03 billion to fund 288 projects benefiting more than 900 schools across Australia, through the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program.