Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the today’s opening of the new Evans River Trades Skills Centre at Evans River K-12 will help create pathways for students into the workforce and on to valued careers.
Students and staff in Evans River K-12 can now make full use of the trade training facilities, which have been developed through the Government’s funding commitment of $1,000,000,” he said.
The centre incorporates a refurbished trade training facility and includes a commercial kitchen and an alfresco area to be used as an outdoor teaching and dining area, as well as the provision of equipment.
“The Evans River Trades Skills Centre is all about equipping local students with the real skills they need to help them get the jobs that we will need in the future,” Mr Hogan said.
“There are many cities, communities and regions throughout Australia facing skills shortages in trades like cook or catering assistant.”
“So the skills that students will develop at the Evans River Trades Skills Centre will not only benefit Evans Head, they will be skills that could potentially put them on a pathway for jobs in industries anywhere in Australia.”
“The Government is committed to ensuring vocational training meets the needs of industry and employers and to providing students with training, particularly in areas where there are skills shortages,” Mr Hogan said.
“I congratulate the entire school community for its foresight in getting this centre up and running.”