Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

    New trades training workshop at Northam TAFE complete

    14/09/2022 11:00 AM
    • $2 million upgrade of Central Regional TAFE's Northam campus complete
    • Wheatbelt students to be trained in modern trades workshop
    • Project is part of the McGowan Government's record $215.8 million investment in TAFE upgrades across WA, including in regional areas

    The $2 million upgrade of Central Regional TAFE's Northam campus is the latest to be officially opened as part of the McGowan Government's State-wide rollout of improvements to essential TAFE infrastructure.


    Students studying at Northam TAFE are among the first to benefit from the modern trade training facilities, including the new metals and construction workshops.


    The upgraded facilities will help to meet the needs of industries in the Wheatbelt region - including metal fabrication and construction - by training students in industry-standard facilities to leave TAFE job-ready.


    Designed by T&Z Architects and constructed by AE Hoskins Building Services - which are both Western Australian companies - the project included reconfiguration of existing classrooms to maximise space and provide an extra classroom, computer laboratory and six additional welding bays.


    The McGowan Labor Government is investing $215.8 million upgrading TAFE colleges across the State as part of the WA Recovery Plan.


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "The McGowan Government is investing in the largest ever TAFE capital works program to upgrade training facilities across Western Australia, including in regional areas.


    "The Wheatbelt is an important contributor to the State's economy, and these upgrades to Northam TAFE will help to deliver industries in the region, with a pipeline of skilled workers who have trained in these contemporary facilities."


    Comments attributed to Agricultural Region MLC Darren West:


    "The McGowan Government's significant work to upgrade TAFE facilities across WA is delivering for the Wheatbelt, with these fantastic new facilities opening up opportunities for people to get quality training closer to home.


    "The $2 million in upgrades will ultimately bolster the region's workforce, helping local businesses access the skilled workers they need to thrive."


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