Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today turned the first sod on the $1.6 million upgrade of Trinity Catholic College’s Technical and Applied Studies facility following a Federal Government grant.
“Once complete, this will be a wonderful new facility for students and will help ensure they have the best possible education to set them up for the future,” he said.
Funding through the Capital Grants Program will go towards refurbishing and expanding the existing Technical and Applied Studies facilities that offers courses which includes woodworking, metal work, engineering and jewellery.
“These funds will ensure students at Trinity Catholic College have the infrastructure necessary to help them get the most out of their time at school,” Mr Hogan said.
He said the Capital Grants Program provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient resources.
“The Government is committed to improving the quality of our school education and ensuring students have access to the resources they need so they are equipped with the skills to succeed in an increasingly competitive world,” Mr Hogan said.
“The Government believes in an education system that puts students first. That’s why in addition to our Capital Grants Program, our record levels of schools funding will be allocated according to need and tied to a range of evidence-based initiatives.
“These initiatives will focus on outcomes in literacy, numeracy and STEM subjects, helping lift teacher quality and better preparing our children for life after school.”