The centres are a state government initiative that aims to build stronger links between jobseekers and employers.
“This funding for Skills and Jobs Centres will help all our TAFEs build on those vitally important links with industry to make sure Victorians get the skills they need to find a job,” said Minister Herbert.
“The new hubs will be the first point-of-call for students looking to start training, workers needing to re-skill, unemployed workers needing support for retraining and work placement and for employers.”
Box Hill Institute CEO Norman Gray AM said, “Having a Skills and Jobs Centre on site is a tremendous opportunity for Box Hill Institute, potential students, and the broader community of job seekers and employers alike.
“With our strong links to industry, and 9 in 10 of our graduates going on to further study or employment, we have an excellent understanding of what employers are looking for. The Skills and Jobs Centre enables us to translate this expertise into meaningful support for all jobseekers in the Box Hill area.”
Box Hill Institute’s Skills and Jobs Centre will be housed within an existing building on its Elgar Road campus and is expected to commence operations in December 2015.
About Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Institute is a leading Victorian vocational and higher education provider known for its collaborative and creative approach to education in Australia and overseas. Box Hill Institute offers a wide variety of courses to both local and international students, from apprenticeships to degrees, short courses to diplomas, and in a range of delivery modes including full time, part time and off campus.
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