Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited Chisholm’s Frankston campus on Tuesday 17 April to announce a $4.1 million funding boost for student support services.

The funding will enable Chisholm to provide further support for its students, as well as supporting its Skills and Jobs Centre which operates across Melbourne and the South East.

Minister Tierney, joined by Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke, toured the Frankston campus where they were given an update on the $75.9 million redevelopment project. They also joined young people taking part in the Young Parents Program which provides vital support for young parents looking to continue their education. 

Chisholm CEO Dr Rick Ede thanked the state government for its support and said the funding was vital to ensure that Chisholm can continue to provide the best possible experience for its students.

“Chisholm provides strong support networks for our students including careers, welfare, disability and Indigenous support.  This funding will ensure we can continue to help people stay engaged with their education. 

“Whether students are looking to access training, reskill for new roles or find work placements, our Skills and Job Centre plays a really important role and with this funding we can continue to provide this support,” Dr Ede said.      

The Skills and Job Centre also provides targeted support to pre-apprentices, apprentices, employers, teachers and parents to help improve apprenticeship retention and completion. 

The Frankston redevelopment will make Chisholm’s Frankston campus one of the most advanced training facilities in Victoria.

”We are supporting the Chisholm Institute to build the networks and programs that give every student the opportunity to get the training they need to get the job they want,” Minister Tierney said.