Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, today announced that La Salle College Bankstown will be the first school in Bankstown to receive a $5 million Trade Training Centre.
The $5 million will be used to construct a purpose built facility at the Bankstown campus where students will have an opportunity to learn traditional trades such as carpentry, electrics, metal fabrication, metal fitting and motor mechanics.
Cluster schools that will also use the Trade Training Centre include De La Salle College Revesby, Holy Spirit College Lakemba, Trinity Catholic College Auburn and Casimir Catholic College Marrickville.
“This is great news for our local area; it will give young people in Bankstown the best start in life.
“A lot of young people in Bankstown want to get a trade when they finish school.
“This Trade Training Centre will allow them to start a pre-apprenticeship or an apprenticeship while they are still at high school,” Mr Clare said.
Mr Clare was joined at the announcement by the Principal of La Salle College, Brother Peter Ryan.
“This facility will give our students access to world-class education and training facilities,” Brother Peter Ryan said.
“The La Salle Centre will be the first trade training facility built in Bankstown.
“I will be working closely with all our local high schools to ensure they get access to a local Trade Training Centre as well,” Mr Clare said.
The next round of the Trade Training Centres in Schools program will open in early 2011.
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