Chisholm TAFE Institute To Receive Greater Funding

Chisholm TAFE Institute To Receive Greater Funding

Victoria Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney

A Stronger Chisholm Institute

Victor P Taffa

Victorians will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job thanks to $12 Million for Chisholm Institute from the Andrews Government.

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the institute’s Dandenong Campus today to announce funding from the Stronger TAFE Fund, part of Skills First, which allows TAFE’s to focus on what they do best and train students.

Funding will make sure Chisholm Institute has the resources needed to address industry skill gaps, deliver new innovative training and help grow enrolments.

“Andrews Government will always support TAFE, that’s why we’ve created the Stronger TAFE Fund.” Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney said.

“Transforming the training and TAFE sector after four years of cuts is no easy feat. That’s why we’re investing record amounts in TAFE’s, including Chisholm Institute, to make sure they’re up to the task.”

Through Skills First, the State Government is overhauling Victoria’s training and TAFE system, guaranteeing funding to secure the future of TAFE and making sure Victorians have the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Skills First builds on the Government’s investment in TAFE since 2014 which has included new buildings, reopening closed campuses, rolling out the latest cutting edge equipment and restoring quality to the system.

During her visit to the campus, Ms. Tierney visited initiatives funded by the Andrews Government including Chisholm’s Skills and Jobs Centre.

Chisholm’s Skills and Jobs Centre has helped more than 1,200 individuals and 139 employers with training and careers advice, employment services and workshops since opening in January 2016.

In the last two years, Chisholm Institute has received $38.5 Million from the TAFE Rescue Fund, $2.9 Million from the TAFE Back to Work Fund and $1.4 Million for Skills and Jobs Centres from the Andrews Government.

“I’m proud to be a part of a government that’s making our TAFE’s stronger than ever. Dandenong locals deserve access to the best training possible and this extra funding will make sure they have that.” Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams said.

Last month, a new united TAFE Victoria brand was launched to help TAFE’s promote the hundreds of high-quality, industry-linked courses on offer at TAFE.

Victoria’s 12 TAFE’s and four dual-sector universities will remain individual institutions, but the new brand gives them a strong collective voice as the centre of the government-funded training system.

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