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Melissa Parke, the federal member for Fremantle, today turned the first sod signalling the start of construction of the Civil Contractors Federation's new skill centre in Jandakot.
Through its National Training Infrastructure Program, the Australian Government has contributed $1.766 million towards this new skill centre with the Civil Contractors Federation providing an additional $1.7 million to support the project. "This skill centre represents the Government's commitment to provide the sector with infrastructure that can engage and encourage trainees, and properly prepare them to be part of the highly skilled workforce of tomorrow," Ms Parke said.
"The recent devastating Queensland floods brought home to us how much we need a trained civil construction workforce; a workforce that can quickly start work on rebuilding vital infrastructure like roads and bridges."
"Students who complete training here will enter the workforce with invaluable experience."
On completion, the facility will enable the training of up to 100 students per year, providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to gain employment in the civil construction industry.
The training will be a balanced combination of classroom-based learning and practical experience.
The Australian Government's National Training Infrastructure Program provides skill centre funding to organisations for the purchase, construction, fit out or refurbishment of facilities intended for the delivery of accredited vocational education and training.
The skill centre is scheduled for completion in approximately 12 months.