Tasmania’s Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff has announced the Tasmanian Government is investing $16.1 million in energy industry training through its Energising Tasmania Training Fund.
The fund will see over the next four years up to 2500 fully subsidised energy industry training places in areas of identified skills need and will provide up to $1000 per learner to assist with non-tuition costs such as training materials.
Training is expected to be provided in areas such as leadership and project management, engineering, civil construction, electrical generation and power systems.
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“Our $16.1 million Energising Tasmania Training Fund will ensure we have the workforce available to build and maintain pumped hydro to support and realise our renewable energy opportunities,” Mr Rockliff said in a statement.
“The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government recognises that developing a reliable workforce with skills in energy-related disciplines is vital to reaching our goal of becoming the nation’s powerhouse for clean, reliable and affordable energy.”
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Delivered through Skills Tasmania, the program for energy industry training is funded through the Australian Government’s Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow initiative, with over $1.4 million available in the first round of grants.
The grant round closes on June 30, 2020 (or until grant funds are fully allocated).