Pollies are making promises

31 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General 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.”