Trevor promotes training centre

A RE-ELECTED Gillard Labor government would expand training services to include construction and trade training at Biloela's Banana Skills Training Centre.

The $1 million boost to the centre was announced this week by Minister for Resources and Energy Martin Ferguson and Federal Member for Flynn Chris Trevor.

“The resources and energy industries are expanding, and the demand for construction and trades training has increased,” Mr Ferguson said.

“With these new skills training courses on offer, the centre will be able to train local people to meet local business needs.

“Labor believes in education and training for regional Australia, so that our people can gain the skills needed by our industries.

Mr Trevor hailed the expansion of training services at the centre as a welcome addition to Biloela.

“The new Skills Training Centre will result in more construction and trade training being available right here in Biloela, so more trainees won't have to travel to Gladstone or Rockhampton for training,” he said.

“The centre will become a regional hub for trade training in engineering and construction, and local businesses will benefit from local people being skilled in these vital occupations.”

The investment would be funded out of uncommitted funds in the Teaching and Learning Capital Fund for Vocation Education and Training Investing in Community Education and Training.



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