Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today attended the opening of the new Disability and Automotive workshops at St Andrews Christian School in Clarenza.
“These two workshops are a wonderful addition to the school and caters for its students living and learning with a disability,” Mr Hogan said.
“All the studies show people living with a disability make great employees, but it is critical that they are trained to be job ready. This new workshop makes sure the students at St Andrews are ready to enter the workforce once they graduate.”
The Federal Government funded the $30,000 Disability Workshop which is attached to the Timber Technology Workshop.
St Andrews Christian School Principal Mac Lindsay said the new Disability Workshop was designed to meet the learning needs of disabled students.
It includes adjustable bench heights and electronically adjustable machine benches, and is fully air conditioned.
Mr Hogan also took the opportunity to inspect the school’s new Automotive workshop which has been funded by the School community.
The Automotive Workshop includes a HAPP-40 vehicle hoist to allow students to safely work underneath a vehicle, a full set of mechanical tools and side benches.