Students in Logan and Scenic Rim will be able to learn useful vocational skills with the opening of the new Logan Scenic Rim Trade Training Centre at Park Ridge State High School.
The Logan Scenic Rim Trade Training Centre will allow secondary school students to earn qualifications in automotive maintenance and repair, electrotechnology and manufacturing.
The centre was built with a $3 million contribution from the Australian Government and was officially opened today by Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Scott Ryan.
The new Trade Training Centre at Park Ridge State High School comprises a laboratory, food technology testing lab, industry testing lab, store room, chemical room and student and staff amenities.
Senator Ryan said the centre was complemented by an electrotechnology workshop and associated facilities at Flagstone State Community College, as well as an automotive workshop and associated facilities at Beaudesert State High School, which also officially opened today.
“The Australian Government is committed to ensuring vocational training meets the needs of industry and employers and to providing students with training in areas where there are skills shortages,” Senator Ryan said.
Mr van Manen said he welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to training young people in Park Ridge and surrounding regions.
“The new facilities at the Logan Scenic Rim Trade Training Centre will give students the best chance to learn workplace skills,” Mr van Manen said.
“Skills training at secondary school provides a basis for students to pursue further training after school or to enter the workplace.
“For many students, learning a trade will be the key to a job in a wide range of industries and I congratulate the entire school community for its foresight and cooperation to get this centre up and running.”