Pol­lies are mak­ing prom­ises

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

Sey­mour’s Goul­burn Ovens In­sti­tute of TAFE cam­pus has been promised a $2.54 mil­lion makeover from the Vic­to­rian Govern­ment, if re-elected in Novem­ber.

The state-of-the-art cen­tre will in­clude a new fa­cil­ity for health and com­mu­nity ser­vices train­ing, as well as up­grades to stu­dent ameni­ties and staff of­fices.

The project will es­tab­lish multi-pur­pose in­te­grated teach­ing fa­cil­i­ties and flex­i­ble learn­ing spa­ces, with in­ter­ac­tive tech­nol­ogy and e-learn­ing, sup­port­ing lo­cal stu­dents, help­ing to meet key learn­ing, and in­creas­ing stu­dent num­bers in key ar­eas of skill short­age in the re­gion.

These state-of-the-art learn­ing spa­ces will sup­port GOTAFE to part­ner with in­dus­try and uni­ver­si­ties to fur­ther de­velop ed­u­ca­tional path­ways and pro­grams and launch fur­ther train­ing within the com­mu­nity.

With new ded­i­cated fund­ing to up­grade cam­puses and build­ings across the state, a re-elected La­bor govern­ment will con­tinue its re­build of Vic­to­ria’s TAFE sys­tem, mak­ing it bet­ter than ever.

Train­ing Min­is­ter Gayle Tier­ney said un­der La­bor, the new $220 mil­lion Build­ing Bet­ter TAFEs Fund will see fa­cil­i­ties and cam­puses re­built around Vic­to­ria, mak­ing sure that ev­ery com­mu­nity has a great lo­cal TAFE.

‘‘Stu­dents in Sey­mour de­serve the best train­ing fa­cil­i­ties and that’s ex­actly what this project will de­liver,’’ she said.

‘‘This project will bring TAFE and in­dus­try to­gether, giv­ing lo­cal peo­ple the skills and op­por­tu­ni­ties they need to get a good job.’’

La­bor can­di­date for Euroa Fionna Dep­pel­erMor­ton was thrilled to see a project of this cal­i­bre in her elec­torate.

‘‘This an­nounce­ment will en­sure Sey­mour and the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties have the TAFE fa­cil­i­ties they de­serve,’’ she said.

‘‘Af­ter years of dev­as­tat­ing cuts un­der the pre­vi­ous Lib­eral Na­tional govern­ment we’re re­build­ing TAFE in Vic­to­ria.’’

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