FEDERAL Labor has committed to funding a million-dollar Trade Training Centre for Gloucester High if re-elected on Saturday.
Funding for the project, which includes refurbished and refitted woodwork and metal fabrication rooms, was announced in June.
Labor candidate for Lyne Peter Alley said the centre would also incorporate an engineering workshop and an outdoor covered area as well as the provision of equipment.
It will deliver qualifications in engineering to address skills shortages in the trades of metal fabricator and metal machinist (first class).
“Federal Labor will continue to invest in new Trade Training Centres if re-elected to ensure young people in Lyne and Gloucester in particular gain the skills they need to compete for the jobs of tomorrow,” Mr Alley said.
Nationals candidate for Lyne David Gillespie is yet to commit to the project.
“Back in 2007, Labor promised 2650 Trade Training Centres,” Mr Gillespie said.
“Less than 10 per cent of those have actually been delivered, so while Mr Alley has promised a training centre for Gloucester, you can’t trust Labor to deliver it.
We have said we are not going to close down any centres already built and the Coalition will have more to say on this subject before the election.”