Box Hill Institute has opened a $10.2 million trades training centre at its Lilydale Lakeside campus to deliver industry-current apprenticeship training in wood, electrical, plumbing and automotive trades.
The new, purpose-built, flexibly designed facility will provide the Yarra Ranges and surrounding areas with training opportunities, addressing key gaps in the education and training available in the region, which has an increasing demand for skilled workers.
The Trades Centre delivers industry-current apprenticeship training in wood, electrical, automotive and plumbing trades, providing the region with a range of training opportunities around sustainable construction practices and technologies.
Innovative training on the core trades of carpentry, plumbing and electrical focus on sustainability, future skill needs and employability skills. Training in prefabricated timber construction and cross laminated timber (CLT) are delivered in an adaptable classroom layout with open areas between plumbing, electrical, automotive and carpentry, and significant indoor and outdoor workspaces to enable off-site and on-site construction activities that are integral to the success of the model.