Wednesday, 29 July 2020

TAFE Gippsland students are a step closer to having a world-class Trade Skills Centre on their doorstep with the Victorian Government appointing a builder for the project.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced the Morwell Trade Centre at TAFE Gippsland will be built by ADCO Constructions.

The Morwell Trade Centre is part of the second stage of the Victorian Government’s $35.5 million Morwell Campus Redevelopment at TAFE Gippsland.

The centre was designed by local architects GHD Woodhead.

The state-of-the-art centre will offer training in electrotechnology, new energy systems, instrumentation and plumbing trade training with specialist workshops, lab facilities and general-purpose classrooms.

The first stage of the campus redevelopment includes the Health and Early Childhood Training Centre, along with specialised health labs and learning spaces as well as general purpose classrooms.

The Morwell Trade Centre is due for completion in late 2021 and will be open to students in January 2022.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“The TAFE Gippsland re-development is another great example of the work we’re doing to deliver training solutions in a changing economy.”

“These new trade facilities will benefit thousands of people living in the region by providing access to high-quality training for the most in-demand jobs in Gippsland.”

Quotes attributable to TAFE Gippsland Chief Executive Grant Radford

“This second stage of our major development will bring first-class trade skills training facilities to Morwell and provide exciting new vocational training opportunities to our students in the Latrobe Valley and broader Gippsland region.”

“We are delighted that the Victorian Government is investing significantly in new state-of-the-art facilities at our Morwell campus to ensure we can meet the current and future needs of our students, community and industry.”