The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first in Melbourne’s inner city, south and eastern suburbs with a funding boost for Holmesglen Institute.
Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today visited the TAFE’s Chadstone campus, announcing $1 million to ensure Holmesglen is ready to hit the ground running when Skills First is introduced in January.
The Government was elected to put people first and that means delivering on 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 TAFE Boost funding, Holmesglen will also receive more than $745,000 for new teaching equipment thanks to the Government’s Specialised Teaching Equipment Initiative.
The fund ensures our TAFEs can offer students training on the latest equipment being used by industry today.
Holmesglen’s funding includes $275,000 for a Renewable Energy Centre, more than $200,000 for a boom lift, and funds for a new audio visual system to support health science teaching.
In the Labor Government’s two years of putting people first the TAFE has received $11.5 million from the TAFE Rescue Fund including $8 million to develop a new student hub at Moorabbin, $5.6 million from the TAFE Back to Work Fund and $1 million for a Skills and Jobs Centre at Chadstone.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney
“We’re putting people first by making sure TAFEs have 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 – that’s why we’re making sure that happens through our Specialised Teaching Equipment Initiative.”
Quote attributable to Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos
“Holmesglen has done a fantastic job of working with the local community – making sure the needs of industry are met. This extra funding will make sure they can continue to do that into the future.”