$1 Million Announced to Establish Skills and Jobs Centres

GOTAFE has received $1 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to establish Skills and Jobs Centres.

The Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes, today visited GOTAFE and made the announcement, which will assist in funding the establishment of two centres, one in Shepparton and one in Wangaratta. 

The new hubs will be one-stop-shops for students looking to start training, workers needing to reskill, unemployed workers needing support for retraining and work placement and for employers.

Ms Symes said the centres will help link local jobseekers and employers to ensure they’re engaged in quality training that’ll lead to a job at the end of their course.

“The local Skills and Jobs Centres will eliminate confusion about where to get help for locals who want to start training or re-skill in a new industry.”

TAFEs like GOTAFE will be the key hub for all the Skills and Jobs Centres across Victoria, ensuring that each of the centres are tailored to meet the needs of their local communities and industries, with coordinated, intensive support services.

Ms Symes said the Labor Government recognises that strong industry links are vital in boosting outcomes for students to make sure they get a job after they finish training.

GOTAFE expect both centres to be up and running early next year.