The Andrews Labour Government is continuing its support of TAFEs with a $50 million package to bolster TAFE training in response to falling training levels.
Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, announced GOTAFE will receive $8.4 million from the package during a visit to the institute’s Benalla campus this morning.
The money will help support the TAFE to deliver important, relevant training to drive growth in apprenticeships and traineeships.
It will also help the institute better meet the employment needs of the local community and industries by providing relevant skills to meet needs of the changing economy.
Today’s announcement is on top of the $34 million for a regional skills and training package, announced as part of the Regional Statement yesterday.
The program will be led by regional businesses and industry in partnership with local training providers including TAFEs. It will include innovative local training to areas not currently being services.
The Labour Government has promised to invest $1.2 billion into TAFE and training in Victoria and that’s what we are delivering on.
This announcement is on top of funding already announced by the Minister earlier this year for GOTAFE including $4.3 million from the TAFE Back to Work Fund.
The institution also received $1 million towards establishing two Skills and Jobs Centres which will help students, workers needing to reskill and employers.
[As per Media Release from The Hon Steve Herbert MLC, Minister fro Training and Skills, Victorian State Government]