Matthew Groom, Tasmanian Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage and Minister for State Growth, has announced that the Liberal Government is committed to securing a stable future for young Tasmanians by providing them with an opportunity to take free horticulture courses.
According to the media release by Minister Groom, The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) has partnered up with the GlobalNet Academy, a Tasmanian registered training organisation, to offer nationally recognised horticulture courses.
The courses are free of charge thanks to the funding provided by Skills Tasmania – Tasmania’s State Training Authority.
“Students in the Huon Valley, Derwent Valley, Smithton and Hobart’s northern suburbs are being invited to take a first step to a career in the horticulture industry,” the Minister said.
“These courses are an excellent opportunity for students wanting to develop a career in horticulture. This is further evidence of the Government supporting those in the community that may not have otherwise had an opportunity to access such training; consistent with our position of taking action to create jobs, growth and opportunity in this state. The courses are ideal introductory programs for students and are a proven springboard into employment in a variety of industries with some of the past participants securing work in the industry locally and even internationally.”
Residents of the Huon Valley, Smithton, the Derwent Valley and Hobart’s northern suburbs are invited to enrol.
For further information about the available courses, please visit www.globalnetacademy.edu.au or phone 0438 687 125.