Victorian Government supports new skills hub

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020

Victorian Government supports new skills hub

The Victorian Government has invested $10 million in a new ‘skills hub’ designed to drive innovation and support students’ and the state’s future work and economic success.

The Victoria University Polytechnic-based ‘Sunshine Skills Hub’ includes a health and community services centre of excellence, an innovation and incubation space, and a learning commons.

Students will have the opportunity to establish skills in advanced manufacturing, rapid prototype development and problem-solving while getting hands-on experience with robots, virtual reality, coding and 3D printers, the government said.

The Hub, which received $20 million and $5 million from Victoria University and the Ian Potter Foundation, respectively, will also form an “important link between our schools, TAFEs, universities and industry”, Victorian Training and Skills and Higher Education Minister Gayle Tierney said.

The government is investing in TAFE facilities and campuses to “transform skills training and help more Victorians get good, skilled jobs building our state and caring for our community”, it said.

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