Monday, 14 July 2014
Statements by Members
Capricorn Coast Trade Training Centre
As the federal member for Capricornia, I know it is vital that we give our young people a good start and train them to be ready to take up local jobs. That is why I was pleased to recently open a new trade training centre in my electorate of Capricornia with Senator Scott Ryan, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education.
Based at Yeppoon State High School, the centre will help young people to get a qualification and build the confidence to seek out a decent job. It also ensures that local employers find good staff with skills suited to their roles.
An amazing man called Brian Fisher runs the centre at the school with Principal Ian Boon. Brian is passionate about helping young people get a good start in life. Under Brian's leadership, the centre will address skills shortages in occupations like horticulture, bricklaying, carpentering, landscaping, gardening and tree surgery.
This centre is a win for students and a win for local employers and I look forward to the many benefits it will have for job opportunities and economic growth on the Capricorn Coast in the future.