Students in Morawa will have the opportunity to learn useful vocational skills in the newly opened Morawa Regional Trade Training Centre.
The Morawa Regional Trade Training Centre, located at the Western Australian College of Agriculture in Morawa, will allow secondary school students to earn qualifications in agriculture, automotive studies and engineering.
The centre, which was built with a $3,249,304 contribution from the Australian Government, was officially opened today by Ms Melissa Price MP, Member for Durack, on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan.
The centre incorporates a metal fabrication workshop, an automotive and agriculture workshop and a mobile training unit.
“The Australian Government is committed to ensuring vocational training meets the needs of industry and employers and to providing students with training in areas where there are skills shortages,” Senator Ryan said.
Ms Price welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to training young people in Morawa.
“The new facilities at the Morawa Regional Trade Training Centre will give students the best chance to learn workplace skills,” Ms Price said.
“Skills training at secondary school provides a basis for students to pursue further training after school or to enter the workplace.”
“For many students, learning a trade will be the key to a job in a wide range of industries, from tourism to construction.”
“I congratulate the entire school community for its foresight and cooperation to get this centre up and running,” Ms Price said.