David Templeman

David Templeman

Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; Peel

    Training project hits the road

    23/07/2008 12:00 AM

    Peel Minister David Templeman today launched an innovative new project that takes training off campus and delivers it on-site to communities across the region.


    Mr Templeman said communities across the Peel Region and and Harvey would benefit from convenient access to training and nationally accredited qualifications.


    The Minister said $330,000 had been provided through Peel Development Commission to Challenger TAFE as part of the Government’s Pinjarra Brunswick Sustainability Strategy.

    "With nearly $4billion in major projects planned or under way in the Peel region, this project will help meet a growing need for skilled workers,” he said. 


    “The project will ensure people don’t have to travel too far to get the training they need to take advantage of the wealth of opportunities available.


    “It is a great example of how the Carpenter Government is using our booming economy to help the Peel region continue to prosper.”


    Managing director of Challenger TAFE Liz Harris said Recognition of Prior Learning enabled existing employees to have their skills, knowledge and professional abilities formally recognised with an accredited qualification.


    “Challenger TAFE and South West Regional College of TAFE encourage all employers in the Pinjarra-Brunswick corridor to embrace RPL as an avenue for workplace retention,” Ms Harris said.


    While in Waroona, Mr Templeman also received an update on the Shire of Waroona’s Town Centre Redevelopment Project.  The Peel Development Commission has provided $1million through the Pinjarra Brunswick Sustainability Strategy for completion of this project.


    “The Waroona Town Centre Redevelopment Project, in conjunction with the Pinjarra Brunswick Sustainability Strategy, is resulting in increased employment, reduced commercial vacancies and greater community pride,” the Minister said. 


    “There is a real sense of optimism surrounding the project and I know the community is looking forward to reaping the full benefits when work is completed later this year.”

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