Tenders open for $1m Deloraine trade training centre Sat 7 July 2012 Nick McKim Minister for Education and Skills Tenders are being called for a $1 million trade training centre at Deloraine High School, the Minister for Education and Skills, Nick McKim, said today. Mr McKim said that tenders for the refurbishment and extension of existing classrooms at Deloraine High School into a simulated aged care teaching facility and new commercial kitchen have been advertised today. The major project is being funded by the Australian Government Mr McKim said that delivering quality training to young Tasmanians is vital in addressing skills shortages and ensuring young people get the skills and experience they need for the career they want. "This new trade training centre will help students in the Deloraine area access quality education and training," Mr McKim said. "The centre will deliver Certificate I and II qualifications in commercial cookery and hospitality for people seeking a career in the hospitality industry, and Certificate I and II qualifications in community services, and Certificate III in aged care and home and community care for people seeking a career in the health and community service sector. "It has been identified that there is a national shortage of qualified chefs and aged and community care workers are in local demand in the Meander Valley region." Tenders have been advertised in the Examiner and Advocate newspapers today and close at 2pm on Wednesday 25 July.