$23m For New Berwick Trade Careers Centre

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Media Release

Date 3 November

For immediate release

$23m for new Berwick Trade Careers Centre

The State Government has today announced funding for a new Berwick Trade Careers Centre to

be built at Chisholm Berwick. The $23m comes on the back of a proposal put forward by Chisholm

in meeting the training needs of youth in this region.

The Centre is aimed at engaging young people in the south east growth corridor in critical skill

shortage apprenticeship trade training. It will also provide pathways to post trade skills needed in

conjunction with industry.  

The new Careers Centre will:


offer pathways by building on successful youth engagement and completions at the Berwick TEC

where students complete pre-vocational or pre-apprenticeship programs in conjunction with a

VCAL certificate  and for other youth in the region 


meet the vocational and employment needs of the South East growth corridor 


incorporate significant industry involvement to support training, employment and workplace

delivery and assessment 


provide an industry showcase initiative within the facility incorporating the latest equipment,

applications and processes from industry, as well as incorporating sustainability and green skills

needs in the training of apprentices and those already employed in the key trades


provide education and training for young people under 20 in the region 


improve Year 12 completions through access to apprenticeship training in key skill shortage


Maria Peters, CEO & Director, Chisholm Institute says, “Chisholm is thrilled to receive news of this

announcement. The new Berwick Trade Careers Centre will play an important role in the

development and training needs of youth in this region in apprenticeship and post trade career

training. The Centre will be unique through its multi- disciplinary delivery approach and industry

involvement showcasing the latest technology and green skills. I would also like to recognise the

support we received from our local members, Tammy Lobato, Member for Gembrook, Judith

Graley, Member for Narre Warren North and Luke Donnellan, Member for Narre Warren South for

their support for the project.”

This significant initiative and announcement clearly links the Government’s key state policy

requirements and those of Chisholm in meeting the expectations in relation to the current training

guarantee and reforms.

Caption for Photo.

Chisholm Institute Director & CEO, Maria Peters (centre) with Tammy Lobato, (left) Member for

Gembrook, Judith Graley, Member for Narre Warren North and students from Beauty Therapy,

Electrotechnology and Carpentry.


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Marketing and Corporate Communication, Chisholm Institute 

Ph: 9238 8307

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