Boost For Training Facilities In Warrnambool VIC PremierHorticulture and cabinet making trainees in Warrnambool now have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to use and learn in.Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney today visited South West TAFE’s Sherwood Campus in Warrnambool to inspect its refurbished hothouse, classrooms and new equipment.Trainees undertaking the Certificate III in Horticulture and the Certificate III in Cabinet Making will now have access to modern equipment and facilities available following a $385,000 investment by the Victorian Government.This investment delivered upgrades and improvements to the campus’ hothouse, which now aligns with current industry standards so that trainees are job-ready when they complete the course.It also funded a classroom refurbishment and a new skid steer, skid steer trailer and mini excavator for horticulture trainees to use.The upgrades helped South West TAFE to exceed enrolment targets for the course with students from all walks of life, including school leavers, people with disabilities and people retraining accessing the course.The funding also paid for a new, software, online resources so trainee cabinet makers are learning the latest skills in an industry that is moving towards greater automation.South West TAFE was recently named large training provider of the year at the Victorian Training Awards and is shortlisted for the corresponding national award.Since 2015, the Victorian Government has committed more than $1.5 billion to rebuild our TAFE system and ensure students can get the skills they need for the jobs they want.As stated by Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney“We will keep investing in and working with TAFEs and training providers to make sure Victorians continue to get the skills they need for the jobs they want.”“This is another great example of how TAFEs are delivering for Victoria’s trainees, industry and economy by matching the skills being taught with the needs of industry, economy and community.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Cabinet, community, Economy, education, Government, horticulture, industry, Investment, Minister, resources, software, students, TAFE, trailer, Victoria, Warrnambool
Leaving the EU is likely to hit Britain’s public finances and add two years of austerity according to a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), released Wednesday.While a vote in favor of Brexit would free up £8 billion a year, even a small economic downturn would offset that, the think tank said.“Leaving the EU would most likely increase borrowing by between £20 and £40 billion in 2019-20. Getting to balance the budget from there, as the government desires, would require an additional year or two of austerity at current rates of spending cuts,” said Paul Johnson, the director of the London-based IFS and an author of the report, in a written statement. The IFS took aim at the Leave campaign’s claim that Brexit would save the U.K. £350 million a week.”Claims that we would have an additional £350 million a week to spend are wrong,” the IFS report stated. “They imply that following a U.K. exit other EU countries would continue to pay a rebate to the U.K. on contributions it was not making. Such claims also imply we would simply stop all existing EU subsidies to farming and poorer regions (such as Cornwall and west Wales).”A vote to leave the EU would increase uncertainty in the short run and make trade more expensive in the long run. It would likely make the U.K. less attractive [for] foreign direct investment,” the report concluded. Also On POLITICO Tony Blair joins fight against Brexit — and Jeremy Corbyn By Tom McTague David Cameron: rights of UK citizens in EU ‘uncertain’ after Brexit By Cynthia Kroet Brexit campaigns play NHS card By Helen Collis Scots, Welsh, Greens take a stand against Brexit By Jules Johnston
BOSTON (CBS) — A JetBlue pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at Logan Airport after a toddler went into cardiac arrest. It happened on JetBlue flight 1786 around 5:30pm Thursday.