The new $5.1 million upgrade of Trinity Catholic College’s Technical and Applied Studies facility will open up new and exciting opportunities for its students, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said.
Funded under the Government’s Capital Grants Program, the refurbished and expanded Technical and Applied Studies facilities will offer courses including wood work, metal work, engineering and jewellery.
“We invested $1.6 million in this wonderful new facility to ensure students have the best possible education to set them up for the future,” he said.
Trinity contributed a further $3.5 million to the facility.
“This much-improved facility will help students 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 school 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.”
Trinity Catholic College Principal Brother John Hilet said the new facility “will provide access to modern workspaces for students.”
The facility is at the cutting edge of the way technical and applied studies is moving.”