Turning the sod on Electrogroup's Renewable Energy Training facility
Today we turned the sod on the new Electrogroup Queensland Renewable Energy Training Facility in Pinkenba. The publicly-owned facility will support apprentices and trainees in the renewable energy sector, making sure newcomers to the trade are ready for jobs of the future. The project has been a collaborative effort between Electrogroup, the ETU, Master Electricians Australia, and investment and support from the Queensland Government. The facility is the first of its kind in Australia, and will prepare Queensland for a future of renewable energy and workers trained for job of the future. When complete, the facility will be attended by apprentices, trainees, and people who are re-training in renewable energies.
Today's ceremony was attended by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Minister Mick de Brenni, Minister Di Farmer, Minister Mark Bailey, Shane King MP, and Kim Richards MP. Thank you for joining us.
For more information on the Palaszczuk Government's investment in Queensland renewables, see their press release
State Secretary Peter Ong, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Electrogroup CEO Donna Pickford, and Electrogroup Chair John Crittal.