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New trades hub opens in Seymour


Goulburn Valley locals seeking a career in the trades industry will have access to a new state-of-the-art training centre in Seymour, supported by the Victorian Government.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes represented Minister for Regional Development Harriet Shing to officially open the GOTAFE Trade Training Centre. The new centre received $2.1 million through the Victorian Government’s Building Works package and will deliver jobs for an in-demand workforce for the region.

The Seymour Trade Training Centre will advance the job and career prospects of providing hands-on training for the current and future building, engineering and construction workforce.

The new facility will offer courses in plumbing, carpentry, engineering, building and construction from next year.

The centre’s workshop area has been designed to encourage students to develop skills and experience in the use of the latest power and hand tools, with exposure to contemporary practices and technology.

It is equipped with the most up to date machinery to ensure students are exposed to industry specific equipment, including a belt sander, thicknesser and surface planer.

Along with new classrooms and equipment, the facility uses the latest technology including interactive screens to deliver a modern learning environment that will benefit students, staff and industry.

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE) is the largest vocational education provider in regional Victoria. It offers more than 130 courses across eight campuses and services more than 9,000 students each year.

The Building Works package is designed to provide immediate benefit to communities across the state, with more than half the projects in rural and regional Victoria – from our smallest town to our most famous natural wonders.

The shovel-ready projects will create jobs now and provide lasting economic benefits. The program is part of the Government’s investment of more than $36 billion in rural and regional Victoria since 2015.

For more information, refer to Building Works package.