New electrical trades and refrigeration training spaces at TAFE Queensland’s Ashmore campus will start training local apprentices after a $1.5 million upgrade has been completed.
Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said the Palaszczuk Government’s investment will support the growing number of apprentices studying at the site and improve the facilities and training on offer.
“It’s fantastic to see enrolments are up by more than 200 compared to last year at the Ashmore campus and the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is the most popular program,” Ms Scanlon said.
“This space used to house the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation office and now it has a built for purpose, industry-grade workshop, which means electrical trades training can be completed all in one location.
“Eight new cool rooms have also been installed for refrigeration training and the work was completed ahead of schedule.
“TAFE Queensland is now planning for trainers and apprentices to use these new facilities once they are formally handed over.
Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said the Palaszczuk Government will continue to invest in the future of Queenslanders.
“We want to make sure we have the skilled workforce for the jobs of the future.”
“There are over 400 young Queenslanders gaining a qualification at the Ashmore campus for free thanks to our free tafe initiative, with 160 courses on offer for free for all year 12 graduates.”
For more information on how the Queensland Government supports training that prepares people for work now and in the future visit www.desbt.qld.gov.au/training.
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