Energy technology training receives huge funding boost

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Victorians wanting to pursue a career in the new energy sector will soon have access to cutting-edge energy technology training under a new $2.3 million project funded by the Andrews Labor Government.

The New Energy Technology Systems Project is being led by Future Energy Skills in partnership with Holmesglen Institute, Federation Training, The Gordon, NECA Education and Careers and Green Business Audit and Training (GBAT).

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney says demand for new energy technologies is only going to increase, and this funding will help make sure there’s a workforce ready to meet demand.

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The project will design a new course in New Energy Technology Systems, develop training and assessment materials and an e-learning solution, and prepare a workforce to perform the skilled work.

The pilot program will be delivered to 120 participants by five specialist training providers in regional Victorian and metropolitan Melbourne.

To make it easier to access training and pathways to an apprenticeship, the Labor government is investing $172 million to make 30 priority TAFE courses and 20 pre-apprenticeship courses that lead to jobs that are most in demand from Victorian employers tuition-free.

Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson says, “We want Victorians to be first in line for the jobs we’re creating – that’s why we’re making record investment in our TAFE system to deliver the skills that are most in demand.”

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