Federal Election 2019: Training hub promised in Wanneroo

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WANNEROO could get an industry training hub if the Liberal party is re-elected next month.

In the lead up to the May 18 election, the party has promised a $58 million pilot program to create hubs at 10 locations nationally, including Wanneroo which has a youth unemployment rate of 16.4 per cent.

It has also promised 400 vocational education and training scholarships worth $17,500 each to help people aged 15 to 24 gain skills needed for jobs.

“Industry training hubs and the Commonwealth scholarship program will provide a pathway for young Australians, in regions with persistent youth unemployment, to gain the skills they need,” Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education Minister Michaelia Cash said.

Senator Michaelia Cash and Liberal candidate Isaac Stewart with apprentices.

Liberal Candidate for Cowan Isaac Stewart welcomed the proposal to establish an industry training hub and provide scholarships.

“Youth unemployment is a significant issue in our region,” he said.

“This initiative will help young Australians develop skills that are in high demand, and transition from school to training and work.”

One of Labor’s campaigns has promised to guarantee Tafe funding to give young people the opportunity to learn a trade and help older workers learn new skills.

It pledged to waive the upfront fees for 100,000 Tafe students, and make one in 10 employees on priority government infrastructure projects an apprentice.

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