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New Campus for Esperance TAFE

South Regional TAFE will get a new $17.85 million campus in Esperance providing state of the art facilities for up to 1,300 students.

Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey made the announcement recently stating that the new campus would replace the existing older facilities, boost skills and create jobs in the region.

"The $17.85 million state-of-the-art facility will deliver the best possible training to ensure the Esperance community can be equipped with the skills, employers are looking for," Ms Harvey said.

 "Not only will the new facility ensure Esperance TAFE students are trained to the highest standard, construction of the new campus will create approximately 200 full-time jobs."

The new campus will provide training in local industry areas including mining, construction, engineering, hairdressing, mechanical, agriculture, business, health, aged care, retail, beauty therapy and community services. It will replace the existing facilities co-located with the Esperance Senior High School, benefiting Year 11 and 12 students who undertake Vocational Education and Training in School programs.

The construction will be supported with a $10 million dollar investment from the Royalties for Regions program.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the construction of a new, contemporary training facility was essential to address unmet demand so that local people can train locally.

"Providing contemporary training facilities like this will help to support skills development and provide growth prospects that will bring long-term social and economic benefits to the region." Mr Redman said.

The remainder of the investment in the construction of the new facility ($7.5 million) will be provided by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

Page last updated January 16, 2017