.

AN $8.4 million boost to skills, training and job search support in the south-east is part of a $46.5 million State Government auto industry transition package.
Premier Daniel Andrews and Industry Minister Lily D’Ambrosio launched the Towards Future Industries: Victoria’s Automotive Transition Plan on Monday 7 December.
The plan followed announcements from Ford, Holden and Toyota last year that they would stop manufacturing in Australia by 2017.
It also included a $5 million Automotive Supply Chain Transition program to help businesses identify and capture new opportunities in other markets; a $33 million Local Industry Fund for Transition to support communities hit hard by the departure of Ford, Holden and Toyota; incentive payments up to $7000 for businesses employing retrenched automotive workers; and up to an additional $4000 for employees who provide workers hired under the scheme with accredited training.
Training and Skills Minister Steve Herbert said: “With the decline in automotive manufacturing in the south-east, it is crucial we support TAFEs and other training organisations to retain workers so they don’t become a statistic.”
The Journal will bring you more details and local reaction to this announcement.

Comments are closed.

Your first stop before buying a home. View the whole picture.

More News

Drivers will soon slow to 40 kilometres an hour in central Dandenong to save pedestrians’ lives. In a $778,000 project, the ...

There are 200 jobs resting on the State Planning Minister’s decision on a proposed Bangholme produce market. Richard Wynne ...

The Springvale Lunar New Year Festival has been part of Stan Chang’s life for nearly 25 years. The annual ...

Families beat the summer heat at Springvale Indoor Sports. The centre has an inflatable obstacle course dubbed Space Jump World ...

 Police found two missing people and four people wanted on warrants during a two-day Dandenong blitz. On Monday 15 and ...

Police have released CCTV footage in their hunt for thieves who struck at a Dandenong factory. Greater Dandenong CIU is ...

Latest Sport

Fresh from a remarkable Victorian Premier Cricket White Ball premiership on Sunday against Carlton, Dandenong legend Brett Forsyth had a ...

 It didn’t take long for BERWICK to stamp their authority as soon as day two recommenced against CRANBOURNE on ...

It’s not unusual to see a century next to Steven Spoljaric’s name on the scorecard – ...