Gary Gray: Funding Boost Gives Wa Students Skills For The Future

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Funding boost gives WA students skills for the future

Secondary students across Western Australia will have increased access to world-

class education and training opportunities, as 52 schools receive funding for 12

Trade Training Centres as part of Round Two of the Trade Training Centres in

Schools program. 

Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia, the Hon. Gary Gray AO MP, said the

almost $60 million investment in Western Australian schools would give young

people the skills they need to be part of the workforce of tomorrow.

“This funding will help us avoid skill shortages in traditional trades and emerging

industries, “Mr Gray said. It will ensure WA students have access to high-quality

education and training opportunities that engage and encourage them to complete

their studies.” 

Mr Gray, who Chairs the Australian Government’s National Resource Sector

Employment Taskforce, said the investment would help Western Australians

continue to make the most of the State’s lucrative resource sector.

"The Gorgon LNG Project alone will create about 10,000 direct and indirect jobs and

we want our young people to be able to provide a competitive and highly skilled

workforce,” he said.

“The Australian Government is increasing opportunities for young people, in

partnership with the states and territories and the non-government school sectors.”

The funding will ensure students at the following WA schools have access to a trade

training centre:

Swan Christian College

Armadale Christian College

Helena College

Mundaring Christian College

Belmont City College

Canning College

Kent Street Senior High School

Como Secondary College

North Lake Senior Campus 

South Fremantle Senior High School

Christian Brothers' College 

John Curtin College of the Arts

St Norbert College

Leeming Senior High School

Lakeland Senior High School

Leeming Senior High School Education 

Support Centre

Pinjarra Senior High School

Waroona District High School

Busselton Senior High School 

Cape Naturaliste College

Cornerstone Christian College 

Geographe Education Support Centre

Mackillop Catholic College

Nannup District High School

Geraldton Senior College

Dongara District High School

Geraldton Grammar School

Holland Street School

John Willcock College

Kalbarri District High School

Mullewa District High School

Nagle College

Northampton District High School

Strathalbyn Christian College

Carnamah District High School

Central Midlands Senior High School

Dalwallinu District High School

Jurien Bay District High School

Wongan Hills District High School

St Joseph's College 

WA College of Agriculture Denmark

Australian Christian College – Southlands

WA College of Agriculture Narrogin

Denmark High School

Beverley District High School

Boddington District High School

Brookton District High School

Corrigin District High School

Darkan District High School

Narrogin Senior High School

Kulin District High School

Lake Grace District High School

The $2.5 billion Trade Training Centres in Schools program will benefit all Australian

secondary schools.  Further information about the Trade Training Centres in Schools

Media contact: Astrid Serventy 0407 383 117

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