A new trades workshop at Central Regional TAFE’s Kalgoorlie campus is on track to begin construction in the second half of this year, with designs revealed and the project now out for tender.
The $7 million workshop will expand training for plant mechanic and engineering trades, supporting the workforce needs of the Goldfields’ resources industry.
Existing workshops at the Kalgoorlie campus will undergo a $1 million refurbishment, with a further $2 million worth of industry-standard training equipment also set to be installed, bringing the total investment to $10 million.
Construction of the state-of-the-art facility will expand the capacity at Central Regional TAFE’s Kalgoorlie campus, to train more skilled workers for local jobs.
Designed by Zuideveld Marchant Hur Architects, the building will provide much-needed training space for the plant mechanics, heavy auto and auto electrical trade disciplines with a dedicated workshop, classrooms and laboratory spaces.
The project is part of the McGowan Government’s $167.4 million upgrade to TAFE Colleges across the State, as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“The mining and resources sector in Kalgoorlie and the wider Goldfields region is an integral part of Western Australia’s economy.
“We are investing $10 million to carry out these major upgrades, creating facilities to increase student capacity in industries that will unlock future jobs.”
As stated by Kalgoorlie MLA Ali Kent:
“Access to high quality training is critical for our community, so I am thrilled to see this upgrade progressing so quickly.
“The project will help keep our local economy strong by supporting meaningful jobs in the Goldfields region.”