THE SOUTH Regional TAFE has been named as one of five TAFE's in the state to receive a share of $25 million to help create 'job-ready' graduates.
As part of the Western Australian governments plans to upgrade and modernise equipment at TAFE's throughout the state, the South Regional TAFE will receive more than $1.1 million as part of Stage 1 of the TAFE Training Equipment Refresh Program.
The Collie campus will receive $670,000 to purchase a heavy vehicle simulator and automation training equipment, which will equip students with simulated working conditions, allowing them to receive high quality training prior to driving large trucks on the road.
Collie-Preston MLA Jodie Hanns said the new equipment would support the delivery of Collie TAFE's heavy haulage driver training and process control training - providing real world skills to local students.
"Our focus on training in Collie is providing every opportunity for students, young and old, to secure quality, well-paid jobs in a range of industries," Ms Hanns said.
The new equipment at the Collie campus will support the delivery of the Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set, adding more skilled workers to the transport industry to meet increased demand created by local infrastructure projects, including the Bunbury Outer Ring Road.