Dust off your notebooks and sharpen your pencils Armadale, because the City has just been announced as the home of a new state of the art TAFE facility!
The City of Armadale welcomes this week’s announcement made by Premier Mark McGowan on plans to construct a new inner city TAFE in Armadale. The new $22.6m Armadale campus will consolidate the campus in one, state of the art facility, which will enhance the opportunities available to locals to further their education and acquire additional skills and training.
“We’ve been advocating for this for a long time and we’re really pleased with the announcement. We’re appreciative of the support provided by local member Dr Tony Buti, MLA, with who we’ve worked closely with, along with the Department of Training and Workforce Development to bring tertiary education to Armadale. It’s a fantastic outcome for the community and means our young people will have access to a broad array of study options close to home and the City Centre,” said Mayor Ruth Butterfield.
The proposed inner-city TAFE will be transformative for the area and is a central aspect of plans to revitalise the Armadale City Centre. It’s understood the facility will have the capacity to cater for over 200 full time equivalent students per day, generating over 50 direct ongoing jobs and many more indirect jobs through related services and industries.
“Having choice and opportunity is critical for residents who want to work and raise a family within the City of Armadale. As a strategic metropolitan centre, this level of facility and service should be available to this fastest growing region,” she said.
“There is no better time than right now to build a new educational facility. With the new Justice precinct underway, the prefeasibility City Views Concept, the Metronet railway extension to Byford and this latest TAFE announcement – Armadale is taking its rightful place as a strategic metropolitan centre for the whole of the south east.”
More training and reskilling opportunities will allow our local community to boost their job and career prospects, laying the foundation for sustainable COVID-19 recovery and delivering benefits over the short, medium and long terms.
The Armadale TAFE will play an instrumental role in training the workforce of the future; we understand there could be a special focus on innovation, manufacturing, technology, automation, freight and logistics. Moreover, this investment will create much-needed jobs during and after construction, and leave a legacy of education and training for the community.