Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

8 March 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Powering skills to power the nation

The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government recognises that developing a reliable workforce with skills in energy related disciplines is vital to reaching our goal of becoming the nation’s powerhouse for clean, reliable and affordable energy.

Our $16.1 million Energising Tasmania Training Fund will ensure we have the workforce available to build and maintain pumped hydro to support and realise our renewable energy opportunities.

Over the next four years, the Energising Tasmania Training Fund aims to deliver up to 2,500 fully subsidised training places in areas of identified skills need and will provide up to $1,000 per learner to assist with non-tuition costs such as training materials.

Training is expected to be provided in areas such as leadership and project management, engineering, civil construction, electrical generation and power systems.

Delivered through Skills Tasmania, the program is funded through the Australian Government’s Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow initiative, with over $1.4 million available in the first round of grants.

The grant round closes on 30 June 2020 (or until grant funds are fully allocated).

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