Kay Hallahan

Kay Hallahan

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    Opening of East Perth advanced technology TAFE centre

    18/01/1993 12:00 AM
     
     
    Western Australia's new advanced technology TAFE college in East Perth opens its doors for business today for the first time.
     
    Education and Training Minister Kay Hallahan said the $19 million college would offer technological skills of world standard to WA job seekers.
     
    The college would take enrolments today in its first courses - computer systems engineering and computer-based training.
     
    Mrs Hallahan said the college - to be known as the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Centre - was a key part of Premier Carmen Lawrence's plan to reshape the economy, `Adding Value'.
     
    "The centre will integrate education and training with the needs of industry to capitalise on opportunities to add value to the State's mineral, agricultural and other resource-based sectors," she said.
     
    The Minister said students at the centre would get first-hand experience of state-of-the-art equipment, including process control and robotics facilities, micro-computers, hydraulics, radiography and digital laboratories.
     
    An estimated 200 students were expected to enrol for the first semester.