The Central Ranges Trade Training Centre project aims to provide improve trade training programs in local secondary schools.
Central Ranges LLEN worked with interested schools and training partners to form a consortium of parties willing to collaborate and share resources to maximise outcomes for all young people in the region.
The Central Ranges Trade Training Centre Consortium went on to apply successfully for funding to provide the highest standard of infrastructure and equipment for industry-standard Vocational Education Training (VET) for local school students, young people and community across the Central Ranges.
The Consortium is made up of 9 local secondary schools – Alexandra, Yea, St. Mary’s, Seymour, Broadford, Assumption, Wallan, Euroa and Whittlesea – as well as training partners GO TAFE and Kangan Institute. All students at member schools will have access to the centre.
Funding secured to create new local training opportunities
In November 2010 the Central Ranges Trade Training Centre Consortium secured funds to create new opportunities in VET delivery at a Certificate III level for up to 3,500 schools students and the broader community. A principal amount of $11,321,539 was received to develop the infrastructure and equipment for delivering Certificate III VET Automotive, Hospitality, Engineering and Building & Construction training, which was previously unavailable in the area.
In late January 2013 the design & marketing material was approved with the following logo Alexandra Secondary College & Assumption College Kilmore Sites are open and operating with Seymour College & Whittlesea Secondary College Sites due to be officially opened mid 2013.