The Tasmanian Government has recently announced they are undertaking $30 million in upgrades to TasTAFE campuses, building new facilities and purchasing new equipment to bolster the economy from the effects of COVID-19.
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Tasmania continues to perform better than the Australian average across most key indicators for apprentices and trainees with commencements increasing by 9.7 per cent in the 12 months to June according to its
Labor Government. Labor leader, Rebecca White has suggested their free TAFE policy for industries facing skills shortages would address issues in attracting workers and apprentices to construction sites and provide opportunities for Tasmanians young and old. The opposition has accused the government of not doing enough to build the state’s skilled workforce through TAFE, saying construction companies are struggling to obtain workers and apprentices for development projects.
Industry Leaders have called for TAFE to be at the centre of the rebuilding of the vocational education and training sector.