Electrotechnology courses are among those who will receive a boost at TasTAFE with the vocational education provider set to receive a $2.9 million boost in Thursday's budget.
Premier Will Hodgman announced TasTAFE would receive the funds under a swathe of skills and training measures to be allocated in the budget.
"We must ensure education and skills training programs complement the needs of the workforce today, and meets future demand," Mr Hodgman said.
The budget, to be handed down by Treasurer Peter Gutwein on Thursday, will contain the additional funding for TasTAFE to "be able to train more apprentices and students".
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The funds will be injected into courses such as electrotechnology, construction, plumbing, welding and nursing, all areas that have been identified previously as skill shortage industries.
The announcement was welcomed by Master Plumbers Australia and the National Electrical and Communications Association.
"More than ever we need additional funding and support to provide quality training to our young people entering the workforce so that we can meet the demands of growth in the building and construction industry," MPAT executive officer Angela Bennett said.
"Tasmania is undergoing incredible growth in building and construction with the demands outstripping our supply of local tradespeople. It's imperative that we position ourselves to be able to provide the skilled labour locally and that requires additional resources for apprentice training which this additional government funding will go a long way in delivering," NECA chief executive Suresh Manickam said.
"This commitment will help meet the skills needs of Tasmania's booming construction sector and enable TasTAFE to employ an additional five teachers across building, construction and allied trades, a dedicated team of three welding teachers and a dedicated apprenticeship coordinator and industry liaison officer," Mr Hodgman said.
The government will also extend the payroll tax rebate, announced in last year's budget, to support employers who are taking on apprentices and trainees in growth industries.
As of February, the payroll tax rebate has supported 141 employers to collectively employ 1568 apprentices and trainees and 264 youth employees.
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