Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare, today inspected work on the new Trade Training Centre at Georges River Grammar in Georges Hall.
The $1.4 million, state of the art Trade Training Centre funded by the former Labor Government includes an engineering workshop where students will learn traditional trades such as fitter and turner, metal fabricator, pressure welder and sheet metal trade worker.
“This is great news for Georges River Grammar,” Mr Clare said.
“A lot of young people in our local area want to get a trade when they finish school. This is a really important facility that gives students the skills and experience they need to get a trade when they leave school.
“Australia’s youth unemployment rate is already at its highest level in 13 years. In our community youth unemployment is even higher.
“Unfortunately this great program was one of the first things Tony Abbott cut when he became Prime Minister. This means that fourteen local schools will never have the opportunity to build one of these state of the art facilities and thousands of local students will miss out.
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