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Sid Sidebottom MP

… for a fair go in Braddon

MEDIA RELEASE 4 November 2010

Marist College cooking up new Trades Training Centre Marist Regional College will soon play host to students from across the region to learn a variety of cooking and catering skills at a new Trades Training Centre, said the Federal Member for Braddon Sid Sidebottom. Mr Sidebottom said he was pleased to be informed by Minister for School Education, Peter Garrett, Marist’s application had been successful and will create the Cradle Coast Trade Training Centre. “The school will now receive $1.47 million to establish the centre on its Burnie campus,” Mr Sidebottom said. “Marist has kept me up-to-date on their plans and I’m very pleased to see them successful under this current round. “I understand that students from a number of schools along the Coast will have access to the facility to learn important skills which will help address shortages in areas such as bakers, cooks and pastry cooks.” The school will use the funds to refurbish an existing building to include a commercial kitchen and bakery, with a cool room and dry store. It will also be supported by a café/restaurant and bar with a reception area and office. The Marist centre will be the fourth trades training centre for the region, with St Brendan Shaw College opening its centre earlier this year, and work underway on two centres in Smithton at both the Circular Head Christian School and the Smithton High School.

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