Bankstown schools get $2.2 million for new Trade Trading Centres

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, today announced that Georges River Grammar and Bankstown Senior College will benefit from new Trade Training Centres.

Georges River Grammar will receive $1.4 million to construct an engineering workshop at the Georges Hall campus where students will have the opportunity to learn traditional trades such as fitter and turner, metal fabricator, pressure welder and sheet metal trade worker.

Bankstown Senior College will also get $875,000 to establish the Bankstown Trade Training Centre. This Centre will incorporate a construction and furnishing workshop and an outdoor covered work area.

This is great news for our local area; students at Georges River Grammar and Bankstown Senior College will start their career while they are still at school,” Mr Clare said.

“A lot of young people in Bankstown want to get a trade when they finish school.

“Federal Labor will continue to invest in new Trade Training Centres if re-elected to ensure local young people gain the skills they need to compete for the jobs of tomorrow.

“This is in contrast to Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party who have announced that they will cut Trade Training Centres funding if elected on September 7.”Mr Clare said.

Mr Clare was joined at the announcement by the Principal of Georges River Grammar, Mr Patrick McGing.

“We are really excited to be getting a Trade Training Centre. This facility will provide an enormous benefit for all our students and to the local community,” Mr McGing said.

Funding for this program is already included in the Budget.

16/08/2013

BANKSTOWN

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