Hon Judi Moylan

Budget 2005 - Boost to skills training to prove positive in Pearce

Member for Pearce Judi Moylan is committed to working with local businesses, industry and communities in Pearce to help combat Australia’s skills shortage. Last night’s Federal Budget 2005-06 will see the Australian Government deliver the following initiatives which will be a tremendous boost to the trades industry across the nation and will build our growing economy - • 4500 pre-vocational places for people interested in a trades career, equalling $20 million • a further 7000 places for school-based apprenticeships, worth $26million; and • the re-announcement of 24 Australian Technical Colleges, which will be built across Australia to cater for 7200 students in Years 11 and 12, equating to $350 million. Ms Moylan was instrumental recently in the following skilling programs - • In January 2003, Ms Moylan was directly involved in ensuring pilot programs were funded for a trade scholarship program for the automotive trade industry. The trade scholarship program was recently announced at Swan TAFE at Midland entitled the Swan Districts Automotive Scholarship Program 2005. The scholarship program was specifically designed to combat skills shortages in the motor industry. • Working with the Australian Government, the community and since the election, with the new Member for Hasluck Stuart Henry, Ms Moylan has played an integral role in ensuring a new Midland Community Learning Precinct, part of Curtin University, received about 20 university places. Ms Moylan attended the recent opening day at the precinct and talked to inaugural students, who would not have otherwise been able to access university courses. The places will grow to 55 by 2008 at a cost, over four years, of around $1.06 million. • Ms Moylan was strongly supportive of the establishment of the 24 Australian Technical Colleges across Australia. She is currently supporting a proposal for one to be located in the South East quadrant of Perth.

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