Minister Opens Clarkson Trades Training Centre

Minister Opens Clarkson Trades Training Centre

Western Australia Minister for Training & Workforce Development Peter Collier

New Facility Provides A Boost In Trade Training

Victor P Taffa

A New State-of-the-art Centre at Clarkson will fill a significant gap in Trades Training opportunities for people in Perth’s growing Northern Corridor.

Officially opening the $23 Million facility today, Training and Workforce Development Minister Peter Collier said Trades North would assist in creating a highly-skilled workforce for the building and construction; electrotechnology; and light manufacturing industries.

“This new multi-million dollar facility, operated by West Coast Institute of Training, is the only one of its kind located in Perth’s rapidly expanding Northern Suburbs.” Mr. Collier said.

“It will offer industry-led pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship and post-trade training for bricklayers, plasterers, electricians, welders, carpenters, joiners, blocklayers and floor and wall tilers.”

“Until now, students from the area have had to travel long distances to be trained at other registered training organisations.  This centre will attract more young people from the local community to the various trades.” Mr. Collier said.

The Minister said the $23 Million centre would have a major role in developing a skilled workforce for the future, as Western Australia moved towards another period of sustained economic growth.

“Trades North will offer contemporary traineeship and apprenticeship training in which the different trades can work together collaboratively, simulating real working conditions to meet the needs of industry.” Mr. Collier said.

“For businesses, the centre will provide an opportunity to identify their training requirements and gain access to a greater number of skilled tradespeople in their Region.”

“This facility is another great example of West Coast’s commitment to working with industry, ensuring the training delivered here is current and relevant.” Mr. Collier said.