The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first in Melbourne with a funding boost for William Angliss Institute.
Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today announced $1 million to help William Angliss adjust to Skills First which was introduced on the 1st of January.
The Labor Government is delivering the things that matter most to people – including making sure locals have access to real training so they can get a real job.
That’s exactly what Skills First, the Government’s new approach to training and TAFE, will do.
On top of the $1 million in boost funding, William Angliss will receive almost $960,000 for new state-of-the-art teaching equipment thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Specialised Teaching Equipment Initiative.
The funding includes almost $650,000 for the latest bakery and patisserie equipment and more than $300,000 for sustainable and induction cooking equipment.
We know that the demand to keep up with rapidly changing technology and maintaining the equipment required to meet industry needs is a costly exercise, but a necessary one.
This initiative provides Institutes with the opportunity to invest in state-of-the-art, specialised equipment so that students are entering the workforce with the knowledge, skills and experience to use the most up-to-date equipment that is the industry standard.
In the Government’s two years of putting people first, William Angliss has received $12.8 million, including $5.4 million from the TAFE Rescue Fund.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney
“We’re putting people first by making sure their local TAFE has the resources needed to offer first class training now and into the future.
“It’s so important that local apprentices and trainees have access to the equipment industry is using now – and we’re making sure that happens through our Specialised Teaching Equipment Initiative.”
“This extra funding will ensure William Angliss continues its fantastic work with the local community – making sure the needs of industry are met.