CQUniversity officially unveiled Gladstone’s newest industry training and research hub – The School of Manufacturing – at the Gladstone Marina Campus this week.
The $13.5 million School of Manufacturing will provide Gladstone with a world-class training and research facility to support the skills needs of future workforces.
Federal Member for Flynn, Colin Boyce welcomed the opening of the CQUniversity School of Manufacturing and said it was a much-needed facility for the region.
“I recently received a tour of this fantastic facility which will support skills training, education, research and workforce development for the needs of the manufacturing sector,” Mr Boyce said.
“It will include advanced training and research resources and equipment and will complement the School of Mining in Rockhampton that is currently nearing completion.
“The School of Manufacturing (Gladstone) and the School of Mining (Rockhampton) were made possible thanks to funding provided by the former Coalition Government of more than $30 million, with CQUniversity also contributing $7 million towards the projects.
“This investment will also contribute to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment and technology, including virtual reality, drone operations and 3D printing, to support the delivery of high-quality education, training, and research.
“Congratulations to everyone involved in making the CQUniversity School of Manufacturing a reality.”