$4M Geraldton TAFE creative industries hub officially opened

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today officially opened the new state of the art creative industries hub at Central Regional TAFE's Geraldton campus. The project is the latest to be completed as part of the McGowan Government's record $215.8 million investment to fund essential infrastructure upgrades at TAFE colleges, which continues to be rolled out across Western Australia. 

Budding creatives, artists, fashion and jewellery designers and media specialists from across the Mid-West region will now be learning in the dynamic state of the art creative industries hub; where Central Regional TAFE will deliver its successful creative industries, visual arts and multimedia training programs.

The TAFE's formerly ageing visual arts building has been extended and refurbished; complete with modern art studios, workshops, classrooms and a technology centre. The new facility will be used to deliver training for fashion and textiles, multimedia, photography, graphic design, jewellery making, pottery and glass-making, ensuring students are learning in industry standard facilities so they graduate job ready. It was designed by Geraldton architecture firm Eastman Poletti Sherwood Architects and construction was carried out locally by Crothers Construction.

"The McGowan Government is investing in the largest ever TAFE capital works program to upgrade training facilities across Western Australia, including in regional areas." said the Minister. "This impressive new facility will make it possible for locals from right across the Mid-West region to stay close to home and train in contemporary new arts facilities in Geraldton. We want all Western Australians to be able to access quality, practical training that will lead to jobs and help to secure our future workforce.".

Read the full media statement here

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