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Skills boosted through new training facilities in Orange

Young people from Orange will be able to gain valuable skills at new facilities officially opened at Orange Christian School, with Australian Government funding of over $1.1 million helped bring the new facility to fruition.

The facilities were officially opened by the Hon John Cobb MP, Member for Calare.

“This project includes existing facilities refurbished into a construction workshop with a machine room, storage space and outdoor covered work area and a new commercial kitchen with a teaching café and bar area, a theory classroom and student and staff amenities,” Mr Cobb said.

“The entire school community and other individuals came together in a spirit of co-operation .They thought about Orange’s future needs, worked out what was best for the young people of the area, and devised a plan that makes a tangible difference.” Mr Cobb said.

Mr Cobb said the Bembooka Trades Skills Centre was an example of the local community putting students first—an approach also being followed by the Government in regard to school education generally.

The Government is working with states and territories on four key areas – improving teacher quality; increasing school autonomy; boosting parental engagement; strengthening the curriculum.

“The ultimate purpose of these reforms is to foster a smart, skilled Australian workforce so that our country can remain productive, competitive and admired around the world,” Mr Cobb said.

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