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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

1 May 2018

Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards, today announced a $31,000 funding boost for BendigoTAFE to train the next generation of plumbers in Bendigo.

A combination of residential growth and the growingconstruction sector means that building activity in the region increases demandfor plumbers.

In partnership with local industry,the funding boost will provide pre-apprenticeship training (Certificate II inPlumbing) for an extra nine students at Bendigo TAFE to commence in June 2018.

The 14-weekpre-apprenticeship program is a pathway to an apprenticeship in plumbing andaims to get young people work-ready by equipping them with basic skills and aknowledge of the sector, and features work placement.

The project is being fundedunder the Regional and Specialist Training Fund, part of the Andrews LaborGovernment’s Skills First initiative, which is delivering training to respond to industry-led demand for specific skills in regions and specialistareas.

Through Skills First, theVictorian Government is investing to rebuild the state’s TAFE network to ensureall Victorians have access to industry-standard training that gives them theskills they need to secure rewarding, well-paid jobs.

Since coming to office, theAndrews Labor Government has invested an additional $750 million in TAFEinfrastructure, equipment and programs.


Quotes attributableto Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards

“TheAndrews Labor Government is proud to be investing in this project to ensure wehave enough plumbers in our growing region.”

“Iwould encourage anyone who is interested in working in this industry to contactBKI’s Bendigo campus for further information.”

Quotes attributableto Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan

“This project is another example of how the Andrew’sLabor Government is rebuilding our TAFEs so they can deliver training thatmakes a real difference in our communities.”

“Through the Regional and Specialist Training Fund, we’re makingsure Victorian students have access to real training that meets the needs oflocal businesses, industry and the community.”

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