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Victoria University's Construction Hub at Sunshine on display

Victoria University's Construction Hub at Sunshine campus will be on display when Federal Minister for Education and Workplace Relations, the Hon Bill Shorten MP visits on Friday 2 August, 2013.

The visit will celebrate Sunshine's leading edge training facility which has now been in operation since the beginning of 2013, and highlight its role in bringing effective and innovative trades training practices to the west of Melbourne.

Training 500+ people in any week the Construction Hub addresses the demand for skills in Victoria's growing western region and helps to provide necessary employment opportunities.

A key feature of the Construction Hub approach is the embedded language, literacy and numeracy into all trades teaching, leading to better outcomes for students, including the 20% who come from non-English speaking backgrounds.

In training apprentices and pre-apprentices in carpentry, bricklaying and furniture-making, the state-of-the art building C, which houses the Hub is designed to skill and re-skill today's building and construction workforce for the green and emerging technologies of the future.

Kole Talevski who is doing a Certificate II in Building and Construction – Carpentry, pre-apprenticeship, will speak at the event and be available for photos and interview.

Kole is a mature aged student who commenced the course as a career change after 17 years in the retail/logistics management industry.

Where: Building C, Sunshine Campus, 460 Ballarat Rd, easily seen from Phoenix St.

When: Friday, 2 August

Time: 10.30 am


Media contact:

Christine White

Public Affairs Unit, Victoria University

9919 4322; 0434 602 884; [email protected]

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