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Trade Training Centres developing young people's skills for the future



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TONY WINDSOR B.Ec MP INDEPENDENT FEDERAL MEMBER FOR NEW ENGLAND

PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Media Release 7th November 2012 Trade Training Centres developing young people’s skills for the future Today’s opening of the Tamworth and Districts Trade Training Centre marks another milestone in the ongoing effort to develop the skills of young people and prepare them for long and productive careers, according to the Independent Member for New England, Tony Windsor. The $8.9 million Tamworth and Districts Trade Training Centre was officially opened at Tamworth High School today by the Hon. Peter Garrett, Minister for School Education, Early Childhood & Youth, and Mr Windsor. Mr Windsor is pleased local students will be able to access such high-quality training facilities. “This federal investment will allow local students to receive first-class training to prepare them for careers in construction, engineering, agriculture, horticulture, hospitality and automotive,” Mr Windsor said. “The development includes primary industry sheds, refurbished commercial kitchens and a training dining area, covered outdoor working areas and automotive, construction and engineering workshops. “These new facilities will be shared by students from Tamworth, Oxley and Peel High Schools, Bullimbal School, Farrer Memorial Agricultural School and Manilla Central School,” said Mr Windsor. Mr Windsor is pleased to see so many Trade Training Centres being established at High Schools in the New England electorate, at a time when the skills being taught are very much in demand. “Trade Training Centres play a crucial role in giving students practical skills that better engage them in school while preparing them for long and productive careers,” said Mr Windsor. “It makes sense to train local students to fill skills shortages at a time when so many local industries are crying out for skilled workers. “The support of local businesses has also been crucial in developing this centre. “I’d like to acknowledge the Federal Government for funding this important new facility, and I’d especially like to thank Minister Garrett for travelling to the region for the opening,” Mr Windsor concluded.