Trade Training Centres and Trades Skills Centres provide students with access to trade training facilities and vocational pathways. They help to keep students engaged in school and create links between schools, communities, and local industry and employers. To date $1.4 billion of Government funding has been allocated to establish 511 Trade Training Centres to service over 1290 schools.
On 23 January 2014, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training, announced that the $209 million offer for Round Five (Phase One) of the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program will continue with the 136 new centres to be known as Trades Skills Centres.
These centres will have a renewed focus on delivering excellent vocational training in secondary schools through stronger partnerships between schools, local businesses and industry along with student support arrangements to help with the transition to a post school pathway.
Progress against COAG targets is reported through the National Education Agreement and National Indigenous Reform Agreement.
|Trade Training Centres in Schools Programme|
|Total announced projects (cumulative)||511||511|