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Premier of Victoria meets apprentices at Collingwood campus

18 Sep 2018

Students and staff at Melbourne Polytechnic Collingwood campus received a visit from Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews today, 18 September 2018. The Premier Daniel Andrews was joined by Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne and met with current Melbourne Polytechnic apprentices.

Premier Daniel Andrews met Hairdressing apprentices Mackenzie Butcher and Annelise Tully, and Colin Donaldson and Jake Hutchinson who are studying for a Parks and Gardens apprenticeship. Commercial Cookery apprentice Jacob Jasser recently won the prestigious Best Apprentice in the State award at the Aus TAFE Culinary Trophy. 

During the visit, the Premier announced proposed plans for a new Building Better TAFEs Fund. $220 million would be dedicated to rebuilding facilities and campuses around Victoria.

Melbourne Polytechnic Collingwood campus would receive $40million to revitalise the campus and build new state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to digital media production, IT training, creative arts and foundation studies. Melbourne Polytechnic would use the space to deliver programs to the local community and provide practical assistance for those seeking work.

The Collingwood campus of Melbourne Polytechnic has been delivering vocational training for more than a century. The campus delivers courses like Diploma of Screen and Media (Sports Broadcasting) where students can learn how to operate cameras for outside broadcast, master the art of instant replays and keep pace with the rapid production and broadcast of sports media programs.

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