New $11.8 million training centre at Broome TAFE officially open
- State-of-the art facilities for hospitality and tourism, hair and beauty
- New Hospitality and Student Services Centre to prepare skilled workers for the Kimberley region
- Part of record $243.3 million investment in the State's TAFE capital works program
The Kimberley region's vital tourism and hospitality industries are set to benefit from a new training centre at North Regional TAFE's Broome campus.
Training Minister Simone McGurk visited the campus to officially open the $11.8 million Hospitality and Student Services Centre.
Designed locally by Engawa Architects and constructed by Broome building company H&M Tracey, the project consists of two new state-of-the-art buildings, linked by an outdoor meeting place, creating a community-feel for students.
The project consists of a purpose-built hospitality and tourism training centre, complete with a live-works training restaurant, commercial kitchen, alfresco café and a hair and beauty training facility, delivering industry-standard practice with dedicated spaces for simulated training.
The upgrade also includes the redevelopment of the administration building to provide additional space for student and corporate services.
The new facilities will help meet demand for staff in the hospitality and tourism industries across the Kimberley and attract international students to study in the region.
The WA Government is investing $243.3 million to upgrade facilities at TAFE colleges across Western Australia, including regional areas around the State.
Comments attributed to Training Minister Simone McGurk:
"As we approach the Kimberley region's peak tourism season, it's fantastic to know that students are training in world-class facilities that will deliver the skills to ensure they're job-ready.
"The Broome TAFE campus is the largest training facility in the Kimberley region, with more than 1,000 students enrolled in training so far this year.
"North Regional TAFE has four campuses receiving major upgrades as part of the record $243.3 million investment upgrading TAFEs across Western Australia, allowing more people in the regions to train locally."
Comments attributed to Kimberley MLA Divina D'Anna:
"Broome has a thriving tourism and hospitality industry and these facilities will mean students have access to the very best training facilities right here where they live and work.
"These facilities will also hopefully be a drawcard for international students so they can study in the region and enjoy everything the Kimberley has to offer."
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