TAFE’s $1m welding win
Federal Labor has committed $1 million for a new welding simulator at the South Metropolitan TAFE Naval Base Campus ahead of this weekend’s election.
Brand MHR Madeleine King said the equipment would allow students to get specialist skills for the shipbuilding industry. Ms King said youth unemployment was a huge issue in the area and the investment would be a “huge win” for those in Rockingham and Kwinana looking to develop a career in shipbuilding.
The announcement comes after the campus was opened last week, with the State Government investing $2.4 million in the facility to help meet the naval shipbuilding industry’s requirements and boost defence work capabilities.
Consolidating heavy fabrication, marine fabrication, welding and composite apprenticeship training from the old Henderson and Rockingham campuses, the campus was designed with training in shipbuilding and defence work in mind.