The Central Ranges Trade Training Centre officially opened the Whittlesea (Southern Hub) and Seymour (Northern Hub) sites on 26th of August and 4th of September respectively. The completion of both $5.2 Million, state of the art vocational training facilities was completed on time and in budget. Both facilities are now open to all nine schools in the Central Ranges Trade Training Centre Consortium [Seymour College, St. Mary’s College Seymour, Assumption College, Yea High Schools and Euroa, Broadford, Alexandra, Wallan and Whittlesea Secondary Colleges] for students to undertake VETis school or pathways program training. The facilities can deliver Industry standard training in Automotive, Engineering, Welding and Building and Construction – up until now unavailable across the region.
The facilities were opened at the time by the Federal Minister of Employment, Skills and Training – Honourable Brendan O’Connor and Federal Member for McEwan – Rob Mitchell, with presentations by Principals Terry Twomey (Whittlesea) and David Mills (Seymour) as well as lead school Principal for the Central Ranges Trade Training Centre project Jim Alsop (Broadford).
Students from across the region are very excited to be able to access the facilities and start the vocational pathway into industry standard training and ultimately jobs in local skill shortages.
The Central Ranges LLEN is very proud of its brokerage and facilitation work in bringing nine schools together to form a collaborative and sustainable partnership to deliver a model for industry level training until now not available to almost 3,000 students from across the region.