Construction works have begun on the $10.2 million Integrated Centre for Sustainable Construction Technologies at Box Hill Institute’s Lilydale Lakeside Campus.
May Constructions was appointed to build the centre, which aims to provide the latest technology required to deliver carpentry, electrical and plumbing apprenticeship training.
Modern workshops, classrooms, material storage facilities, staff workplaces and general amenities will be built as part of the centre.
The centre will have a focus on sustainable construction practices and technologies to provide students with industry-current skills and a clear pathway to jobs in the construction industry.
“This centre will help give Victorians – particularly those hit hard by the pandemic – the skills they need to secure high-quality jobs,” Victorian Training and Skills and Higher Education Minister Gayle Tierney said.
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“TAFE is a ticket to skills, jobs and a stronger Victoria – that’s why we’re investing heavily in the TAFE sector.”
The centre will provide the region with a range of training opportunities and address key skills and training gaps in Melbourne’s outer east.
“We’re proud to be delivering our election commitment, investing more than $10 million in Lilydale, to give students a clear path to the sustainable construction jobs of the future.” Member for Monbulk James Merlino said.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said the new centre means that students from Lilydale and surrounding areas can access local training for the jobs that will be needed as part of the State’s recovery from the pandemic, and as its population grows.