New technical school to support defence, shipbuilding

The South Australian government is to build a new technical college in Adelaide’s western suburbs to help students into trades pathways in high demand jobs such as defence and shipbuilding.

The government will partner with Catholic Education (CESA) to deliver a almost $5 million expansion of the Rosewater Trade Training Centre, close to naval shipbuilding facilities at Osborne.

Premier Steven Marshall said: “Industry has told us that they need young people with work ready skills.

“The establishment of a technical college in Adelaide’s west will deliver the skills needed to support jobs in the defence, shipbuilding and maritime industries.”

Dr Neil McGoran, Director of Catholic Education South Australia, said: “Across our technical colleges and trade training centres we have a very high transition rate to employment and apprenticeships.

“We will leverage strong existing partnerships with industry and trade across SA to ensure that young people are job-ready and armed with the skills they need to succeed in these growth employment areas.”

The Western Technical College will open in time for new enrolments in Semester 2 next year.

Picture: Steven Marshall

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