RIVERINA Institute has started work on new facilities to help expand opportunities for its students.
Among the new works planned across the Institute is a new $10 million upgrade to facilities at the Institute’s Young Campus. Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli MP and Member for Burrinjuck Katrina Hodgkinson MP visited the Campus recently to announce the development.
The upgrade will provide premium training facilities to deliver Health and Aged Care, Children’s Services, Electrotechnology, Hairdressing and Beauty, and Engineering (Metal Fabrication and Welding) courses to meet critical skills shortages across these industries.
Work is also underway on an $8 million Connected Learning Common at Riverina Institute’s Albury Campus.
The Connected Learning Common is a reconfiguration and refurbishment of existing library facilities and extension of the learner centred spaces. The project also includes an upgrade to the Information and Communication Technology training areas.
A separate $500,000 development has also been completed at Albury Campus, incorporating an Aged Care Laboratory providing students with a simulated workplace environment to refine their skills.
At the Institute’s Wagga Wagga Campus, work has recently been completed on a $500,000 Hair and Beauty facility upgrade. The project incorporated two newly upgraded hairdressing salons, a new spa room, massage rooms and beauty therapy classrooms.
Institute Director Ms Kerry Penton is delighted with the Institute’s Capital Works progress.
“I believe providing the best contemporary facilities for our students gives them an advantage in the job market and will have a direct impact on addressing regional skills shortages,” said Ms Penton.