The State Governement announced on Saturday it would spend $12.44 million building a construction, building and electrical trades training centre in Clarkson.
The centre, to be built on vacant land at Clarkson Community High School, would be part of West Coast TAFE. It is expected to open in 2009.
The State Government needs to allocate more than $10 million in its 2007-08 budget to fund a TAFE campus in the northern suburbs, says Mindarie MLA John Quigley.
It is called The Shed, and it is the powerhouse of a new program for students learning the basics of the building trade.
The Satterly Property Group has started a pre-apprenticeship training program to reduce the shortage of skilled trades people in the building industry - and 24 Year 11 students from Clarkson Community High School are its first group of learners.