Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery
Architect Announced For New Esperance TAFE Campus
Victor P Taffa
- HASSELL appointed as architects for $17.8 Million Esperance TAFE campus
- Capital works boost to provide industry standard training facilities and more job opportunities
Planning and design works have started for the new $17.8 Million South Regional TAFE’s Esperance campus, with HASSELL announced today as the architects for the project.
“Training is at the heart of the McGowan Government’s Plan for Jobs.” Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery said.
“We want to ensure we are training Western Australians with the practical skills that local employers are looking for so they are best placed to take up job opportunities.”
New campus will be built on land adjacent to the high school oval to support students access to vocational education and training programs.
It will include special purpose classrooms, computer laboratories and simulated industry training environments for community services and nursing/aged care.
Metal fabrication and engineering, light automotive and building construction students will benefit from new trade workshops fitted with industry relevant training equipment.
“It’s exciting to see the first step of this project underway with the announcement of the architect.” Agricultural Region MLC Laurie Graham said.
“This multimillion dollar development will replace the existing older facilities with new industry standard training facilities.”
HASSELL will consult with South Regional TAFE to ensure the campus provides industry relevant training facilities to support the needs of the Esperance region and boost local job opportunities.
Construction of the new campus will start in 2020-2021 and is expected to open to students in Semester 1, 2022.
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