New Durack managing director appointed

The State Government has appointed Bill Swetman as the new managing director of the Durack Institute of Technology.

Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey said Mr Swetman had a distinguished career in the training sector and would bring a wealth of knowledge and ability to the position.

"Mr Swetman has a strong track record in training and I look forward to seeing the impact he has on the Durack Institute of Technology in his new role," Mrs Harvey said.

The Minister said Bill Swetman had been working in the training sector for decades starting out his career as the lecturer in charge at the institute formally known as West Pilbara College of TAFE.

Mrs Harvey said Mr Swetman would be leading a very good organisation.

"The Durack Institute of Technology is an award-winning training provider, equipping thousands of West Australians with the best skills to get a job in the industries driving our economy," she said.

Durack Institute of Technology is the major provider of vocational education and training in the Mid-West, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia.

The Durack Institute of Technology provides training across an area of more than 640,000 square kilometres from the coast to the desert.

The institute has five campuses located at Geraldton, Carnarvon, Exmouth, Wiluna and the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (a specialist campus located in Geraldton).