NEW Education Minister Brian Wightman this morning viewed progress of the $1.5 million science and technology area upgrade at Prospect High School.
The former principal visited the school for a tour with Prospect principal Cary Stocks and saw the works, which are part of the Tasmanian government's $16 million school science and technology stimulus package rolling out statewide.
Prospect is one of nine high schools and colleges receiving funding for work which has helped to stimulate the local building industry, creating 80 jobs, Mr Wightman said.
Launceston firm Darcon Constructions is undertaking the work at Prospect.
``Tasmanian contractors are currently finalising construction at the nine school sites and student are expected to be using the new facilities within the first few weeks of the new school year,'' Mr Wightman said.
He said the work also had a flow on effect to other industries.
Work at the school includes new bench-tops, tapware and sinks, gas fittings, safety flooring, better ventilation and fume extraction, as well as new tools and equipment.