Tasmania Leads Nation’s Building Approvals Increasing By 46% Year To August 2018

Tasmania Leads Nation’s Building Approvals Increasing By 46% Year To August 2018

Tasmania Minister for Building and Construction Guy Barnett

Government Funds Another 950 Training Places

Victor P Taffa

Up to 950 new training places are being supported through the latest round of Skills funding that will help more Tasmanians find careers in growing industries.

More than $1.6 Million will be distributed in this round to help get new skilled workers into areas that need them such as building and construction, directly responding to areas of high growth and labour shortages or gaps, Minister for Building and Construction Guy Barnett said.

Tasmania is leading the nation in the total value of building approvals with an increase of 46 % in the year to August 2018.

“Skills funding is vital to ensure our workforce has the skills they need to keep up with demand into the future.” Minister Barnett said.

“Benefits are clear, with 1,450 construction trades apprentices in training as at March 2018 an increase of over 11 % when compared to the same time last year.”

“Good news doesn’t stop there, with up to $3 Million now available through the next round of Skills funding to continue addressing identified skills gaps across the state.”

“Tasmania is a better place to live than ever before, and programs like this are helping us achieve our long term plan to improve the lives of every Tasmanian.” Minister Barnett said.

Skills Fund is open to endorsed Registered Training Organisations with applications closing on Tuesday 23 October, 2018.