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Funding boost for innovative training projects

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The Victorian Government announced a $2.4 million funding boost for innovative training projects that will train the next generation of workers across Melbourne.

Victorian Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined Member for Eltham Vicki Ward at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Greensborough campus to announce the major investment and meet with students enrolled in Free TAFE courses.

Victorian Minister Tierney announced three grants from the Workplace Training Innovation Fund towards projects that will expand and strengthen Melbourne Polytechnic’s partnerships with industry.

The boost includes more than $888,000 to establish the North West Melbourne Data Analytics Hub with North Link, focusing on manufacturing and health. The project will deliver 105 business training events to 1350 businesses and individuals over two years.

Almost $900,000 has been provided to develop new Certificate III and IV courses in design and architectural glass.

More than $660,000 will enable trainers, students, businesses and their employees to better engage Chinese customers in retail, tourism and hospitality.

These courses have been developed to respond to industry needs and students undertaking these courses will have the skills they need to begin careers in industries where are plenty of jobs.

The Victorian Government invested $10 million to re-open the Greensborough campus of Melbourne Polytechnic in 2017.

Source: Vic Government

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