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Wodonga TAFE is going from strength and strength, which is great ...

Helen Haines MP

Wodonga TAFE is going from strength and strength, which is great news for our region – for young people seeking skills, employers, and the wider community.

It was a pleasure to be at the official opening for the Wodonga TAFE Trades Training Centre recently, where we were able to see how the state-of-the-art facility was training the builder, carpenters, electricians and plumbers of the future.

The $8.5 million building is training up to 140 students a day and includes modern classrooms alongside practical, hands-on training aids and simulations. It was a joint-funding effort by Wodonga TAFE, and the federal and state governments.

Wodonga TAFE has also signed a $300 million five-year agreement with the Department of Defence to provide technical trade training to ADF personnel.

This is a huge boost for our region and a vote of confidence in Wodonga TAFE.

More than 100 accredited and non-accredited courses will be delivered for the construction, engineering, mechanical, electrical and electronics trades, which will benefit more than 2,000 students per year.

Congratulations Wodonga TAFE on these massive achievements!

IMAGES: A very creative cutting of the ribbon, and with Wodonga TAFE board member Tammy Atkins, CEO Phil Patterson and Chair Allison Jenvey.

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