A state-of-the-art trades training centre is now officially open at TAFE Queensland’s Ashmore campus.
The new $10.5 million facility features an array of practical learning zones for students undertaking building and construction courses from Certificate I right through to Diploma level.
The space includes an elevated working-at-heights training area, open-plan classrooms, viewing platforms, interactive technology, as well as a new innovative contemporary student hub with kitchen amenities and break out study areas.
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See inside TAFE Queensland’s trades training centre at Ashmore:
General Manager at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, Karen Dickinson said over 800 students are benefitting from the new facilities.
“We’ve now got wonderful, large areas where we can do workshops, as well as classrooms that are at an elevated level so they can look over what is happening in the workshop,” she told myGC.
“The staff and the students are so excited. The facilities previously were about a third of the size and they didn’t have any of this equipment.”
TAFE student Sarah Bowdler worked on the construction of the new centre as part of her apprenticeship with ADCO. She will now complete her Certificate III in Carpentry in the building she helped construct.
“I feel blessed to have a carpentry apprenticeship and even more so having one with ADCO as one of their first female apprentices,” Sarah said.
“I will be able to look around and know what went into each part, the individual steps, how it all came together and everything that went on.”
For more information on the Trades Training Centre at TAFE Queensland’s Ashmore campus or to enrol in a Building or Construction course, visit: tafeqld.edu.au/