A new alcohol, drugs and youth mental health training facility will be built at the Alanvale TasTAFE campus as part of a multimillion-dollar funding boost for the state's education sector.
The $10 million dollar injection will also provide a new student learning hub to replace the current library and equipment and technology upgrades for electrotechnology and metals and fabrication workshops.
The centrepiece of the plan is the new alcohol, drugs and youth mental health training facility which will involve expansion of the current health training hub.
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Education Minister Sarah Courtney said the building would be the basis of a centre of excellence.
"We're seeing as we recover from COVID many industries looking for staff and looking for workers and the communities, community care area is a really key part of that," she said.
"So the investment here will complement the areas that we've just seen around nursing, being able to deliver first class training in state of the art facilities."
The announcement is part of a larger $98.5 million commitment from the state government to help improve the TasTAFE sector and ensure students are industry ready.
It's one of the critical parts of the investment that we're making in TasTAFE.- Sarah Courtney
Ms Courtney said it was important to ensure anyone from around the state had access to modern facilities to improve their skills.
"This is around, modernising existing equipment, and making sure that it's fit for purpose ... [the campus] provides training that we need for our students, and importantly is delivering what industry needs which is critical," she said.
The funding was promised by the state government during the recent state election which the government sees as critical to maintaining the economy.
"we've got a number of commitments that we're delivering within 30 days and 100 days, and we know that as we recover from COVID, maintain momentum for our economy is really critical," Ms Courtney said.
"Ensuring that these investments and commitments are delivered on time is also really important ... It also provides confidence for industry."
Ms Courtney said TasTAFE was vital to Tasmania's education sector.
"This is where TasTAFE has a really strong future, being able to respond to industry needs."
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