Andrews Govt Provides Bendigo TAFE With Support

Andrews Govt Provides Bendigo TAFE With Support

Victoria Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney

A Stronger TAFE For Bendigo

Victor P Taffa

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

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

Funding will make sure Bendigo Kangan has the resources needed to address industry skill gaps, deliver new innovative training and will help grow enrolments at the institute.

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

“Our record investment in training and TAFE is changing the lives of everyday Victorians while also making sure industry has the skills it needs for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”

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.

“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 Bendigo Kangan, to make sure they’re up to the task.” Ms. Tierney said.

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.

Ms. Tierney also announced $1.7 Million from the Government’s TAFE Rescue Fund to kick-start the development of a detailed feasibility study and masterplan for the revitalisation of the Bendigo City Campus.

In the last two years, Bendigo Kangan has received $14.5 Million from the TAFE Rescue Fund, more than $5 Million from the TAFE Back to Work Fund and $1 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. Bendigo locals deserve access to the best training possible and this extra funding will make sure they have that.” Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards said.

Earlier this 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.

“We’re making sure Bendigo Kangan Institute is equipped to provide the skills and training local people and industries need to support jobs and our regional economy.” Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan said.

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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