Students in Wanniassa will have the opportunity to learn useful vocational skills in the new Trinity Christian School Trades Skills Centre.
The Trinity Christian School Trades Skills Centre, located at Trinity Christian School, will allow secondary school students to earn qualifications in child care.
The centre, which was built with a $1.15 million contribution from the Australian Government, will be officially opened today by Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja on behalf of the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham.
The centre incorporates a teaching childcare facility, kitchen, play area and amenities and equipment.
“The Australian Government is committed to ensuring vocational training meets the needs of industry and employers and to providing students with training in areas where there are skills shortages.” Senator Birmingham said.
Senator Seselja welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment to training young people in Wanniassa.
“The new facilities at the Trinity Christian School Trades Skills Centrewill give students the best chance to learn workplace skills,” Senator Seselja said.
“Skills training at secondary school provides a basis for students to pursue further training after school or to enter the workplace.”
“For many students, learning a trade will be the key to a job in a wide range of industries, from tourism to construction.”
“I congratulate the entire school community for its foresight and cooperation to get this centre up and running,” Senator Seselja concluded.