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Tasmanian Liberals invest to HIA's 'work ready' program in schools

Media release

Tasmanian Liberals invest to HIA's 'work ready' program in schools

Media release
“The Housing Industry Association (HIA) welcomes today’s announcement from the Premier, committing the Tasmanian Liberals to the provision of $800,000 over 4 years for the continuation and further expansion of HIA youthBuild,“ said Stuart Collins HIA’s Executive Director for Tasmania.

“HIA youthBuild is a highly successful initiative in which young people gain practical experience in the building industry enabling them to become ‘work ready’ while completing their secondary school studies.

“Currently aimed at Year 9 and 10 students, it serves to promote career diversity and provides a pathway into industry, primarily leading to VET training and future apprenticeships. It introduces the skill sets developed in apprenticeships and real industry experience through industry placements and live projects.

“More recently, HIA youthBuild has been integrated into the Department for Education, Children and Young People’s, Architecture and Construction Package of Learning and has been expanded to support engagement by other schools across Tasmania.

“The program is not just confined to students looking at trades, encouraging participation from those also considering building professions, administrative and para-professional roles.

“In addition, HIA youthBuild has a strong female participation and is helping to provide pathways for more women into industry. 

“HIA has long advocated for investment in residential construction training and apprenticeships, to support and grow the industry. This is essential for Tasmania to future proof its construction workforce and build the housing that is needed,” concluded Mr Collins.

For more information please contact:

Stuart Collins

Executive Director – Tasmania

Simon Croft

Chief Executive - Industry & Policy
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