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Deputy Government Whip in the Senate

Senator for South Australia

Media Release
29 September 2017

Kingston and Makin students unlock careers in naval shipbuilding

Kingston and Makin residents can unlock a career in Australia’s future naval

shipbuilding and sustainment industry through the Turnbull Government’s new Maritime Technical College.

Senator Fawcett said the Government’s establishment of a Maritime Technical College will see Australians studying and training for careers in areas such as welding, steel fabrication, opening opportunities to join Australia’s future naval shipbuilding and sustainment enterprise.

“This college is an important part of the Turnbull Government’s focus on delivering jobs and economic growth through our $90 billion naval shipbuilding program,”

Senator Fawcett said.

“The Government’s unprecedented commitment to long-term naval shipbuilding capabilities will create exciting new career paths for current and future generations of Australians.

‘The college will work with existing TAFEs, Universities and other providers from around the nation-supporting students who wish to be trained in naval shipbuilding,” Senator Fawcett said.

“At its peak the naval shipbuilding industry will directly employ over 5,200 workers in construction activities and more than double this number in sustainment and throughout the supply chain.

Information sessions will be held shortly on how existing providers can become involved in this new endeavour.