Perth, WA Australia (PressExposure) December 10, 2009 -- The Western Australian Government will formally take responsibility for the operation of the Pilbara ATC on 1 January 2010.
The Australian Government has worked closely with the Western Australian Government and the Board of the Australian Technical College in ensuring the continued delivery of quality training at the Pilbara campuses.
Mr Gray said the agreement provided certainty for the region's vocational students into the future, and ensured that the $12million investment of the Australian Government was used to contribute to education and training in the Pilbara.
The College currently provides training to a number of students, including many Indigenous students, in fields such as commercial cookery, metal and engineering, construction, automotive and electro technology.
"Local trainees will continue to have access to skills training which will provide long-term benefits for local employers, and the community as a whole," Mr Gray said.
"The Australian Government will continue to focus on providing a skilled workforce for the future and is currently delivering a $2.5 billion Trade Training Centres in Schools program that will benefit all Australian secondary schools."