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Technical College to be established in the western suburbs

9 April 2020

A new technical college will be established in Adelaide’s western suburbs, supporting students to pursue trade pathways into high demand jobs such as defence and shipbuilding.

The State Government will partner with Catholic Education (CESA) to deliver an almost $5 million expansion of the Rosewater Trade Training Centre, creating a skills hub right on the doorstep of South Australia’s maritime and defence industries on the Le Fevre Peninsula.

The establishment of the technical college would support South Australian students to be best placed for future jobs and continue to build confidence in South Australia’s high-quality Vocational Education and Training sector.

The joint project was selected following an application process and strongly supported by a panel made up of representatives from SAAB Australia, Naval Group and BAE Systems.

This joint investment will see the creation of a new machining and fabrication areas at the centre, as well as two laboratories to deliver Computer Aided Design, drafting and information, digital media and technology, and electronics and electrotechnology laboratories.

The technical college will be available to students from government, catholic and independent schools.

Work will be completed in time for new enrolments in Semester 2 next year.