Students and residents in Lilydale are a step closer to having a world-class construction training centre, with work on the project under way, thanks to the Victorian Government.
Victorian Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney attended a virtual event to celebrate the sod turning that marks the start of construction on the $10.2 million Integrated Centre for Sustainable Construction Technologies at Box Hill Institute’s Lilydale Lakeside Campus.
May Constructions has been appointed to build the centre, a modern industrial facility fitted with the latest technology needed to deliver cutting-edge carpentry, electrical and plumbing apprenticeship training.
This includes an emphasis on sustainable construction practices and technologies, providing students with industry-current skills and a clear pathway to the jobs of the future in the construction industry.
The centre will provide the region with a range of training opportunities and address key skills and training gaps in Melbourne’s outer east.
The centre will include ultra-modern workshops, classrooms, material storage facilities, staff workplaces and general amenities. The centre is expected to open in early 2021.
Since 2015, the Victorian Government has committed more than $1.5 billion to rebuild our TAFE system and ensure students can get the skills they need for the jobs they want.
Source: Vic Government