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LeadWest welcomes new Skills Hub for Melbourne’s west

Feb 16, 2017


LeadWest welcomes the investments by the Victorian Government, Victoria University and the Ian Potter Foundation to create a new, world class training facility for Melbourne's west at Victoria Polytechnic in Sunshine.

The Sunshine Skills Hub at Victoria Polytechnic hub will feature a health and community services centre of excellence and an innovation and incubation hub. It will also house a cafe, gymnasium and bookshop. The hub will support the development of industry partnerships, increase vocational education opportunities and reinvigorate the local community. 

The $35 million centre is jointly funded by Victoria University ($20 million), the Ian Potter Foundation ($5 million) and a $10 million investment by the Victorian Government from its TAFE Rescue Fund. 

LeadWest also welcomes the Victorian Government's provision to Victoria Polytechnic of almost $800,000 for new state-of-the-art equipment, including paramedic pods and health simulation equipment.  The funds are drawn from the Victorian Government’s Specialised Teaching Equipment initiative.

Victoria University and Victoria Polytechnic are members of LeadWest, the regional advocacy organisation for Melbourne's west.

For more information about Victoria Polytechnic visit: https://www.vu.edu.au/victoriapolytechnic

 

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