- Published: 19 January 2017
William Angliss Institute will receive a $1.96 million funding boost from the Victorian Government to help adjust to the new Skills First approach by the Victorian government and continue to deliver world-class training to students with new specialist equipment.
Almost $960,000 will go towards new state-of-the-art teaching equipment from the Victorian Government’s Specialised Teaching Equipment Initiative.
Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney announced the funding which includes almost $650,000 for the latest bakery and patisserie equipment and more than $300,000 for sustainable and induction cooking equipment.
William Angliss Institute CEO Nicholas Hunt said this investment will help ensure the Institute offers students the opportunity to build their skills utilising new technology, diversity across different equipment to ensure they are best placed to succeed when they transition to employment.
“The announcement recognises our specialist centre status, supports the industry and will contribute to the further success of our students who are seeking employment in the foods, tourism, hospitality and events industries in Melbourne, Australia’s home to quality food, world-class events and a vibrant visitor economy.
“We want our students commencing their employment or returning to the workforce with the knowledge, skills and experience that comes from utilising the most up-to-date equipment that is reflective of the industry standards,” Mr Hunt said.
William Angliss Institute has received $12.8 million in funding from the Victorian Government over the past two years.