New Trade Training Centre for Break O'Day Wed 8 August 2012 Rebecca White Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Cost of Living The Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, Rebecca White, today welcomed the opening of a new Trade Training Centre designed to increase access to skills training in the Break O'Day community. Ms White said the innovative new Centre would place the community on the cutting edge of vocational education and training. "The $4.5 million state-of-the-art Trade Training Centre will address skills shortages in the area and increase the proportion of students achieving Year 12," Ms White said. "The Centre will contribute to achieving the Government's aim of enhancing access to training for regional and remote learners. "These industry-standard facilities in the heart of St Helens will further engage our young people in training while increasing the number of qualified people in Tasmania and addressing the skills shortage in existing and emerging industries. Ms White said the new facility, which was part of the Australian Government's Trade Training Centre in Schools program, would improve individual lives, the community and the economy. "The Centre currently offers seven qualifications to 65 students from St Marys and St Helens District Schools, including construction, electrical, automotive, agriculture and cookery and hospitality. "As a Government our priority is to provide every student with quality learning programs aligned to employment opportunities, qualification attainment and pathways to higher or further education."Vocational education and training through this centre will go a long way towards achieving our goals."