Shadow Minister for Training, Skills and Apprenticeships, Steph Ryan
Government-subsidised training enrolments in the Loddon Mallee region have plummeted under the Andrews Labor Government.
The 2015 Victorian Training Market Report released yesterday shows enrolments have dropped by 7 per cent since 2014.
In 2015 there were 23,616 enrolments in the Loddon Mallee region compared to 25,415 the previous year – a drop of 1,799 enrolments in just one year.
Comments from Shadow Minister for Training, Skills and Apprenticeships Steph Ryan:
“Daniel Andrews and Steve Herbert promised to grow enrolments and ‘rescue’ TAFE, but under their watch funding for training has been cut and enrolments have plummeted.
“After 18 months in office it’s time Steve Herbert takes responsibility and turns these figures around. If he’s not up to the task, Daniel Andrews should step in.”
Comments from Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh:
“North West Victoria’s youth unemployment rate is at 11.4 per cent, but Daniel Andrews and Steve Herbert are failing to help our local young people get the skills they need to find a job.
“They have broken their promises to our region – and it’s our young people who are suffering.”
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