Anthony Albanese’s $1.2bn Future Made in Australia Skills Plan can’t come fast enough for local workers and local businesses.

Almost half a million free TAFE places will be made available under plan, including 45,000 brand new places.

It’s exactly what local workers and businesses need to repair the damage done by Scott Morrison’s fake tradie act.

Under his watch training places in NSW have gone down by 20 percent.

He closed the Dapto TAFE and cut 800 TAFE jobs across the state.

Now our hospitality and tourism sector can’t find enough skilled workers.

Our construction sector can’t get enough tradies.

And our childcare services can’t find the staff they need.

Scott Morrison’s short-sightedness has put up a roadblock on the path out of the pandemic.

Labor’s plan will clear the way for a better, more prosperous future.

More skills training won’t just deliver more secure, well-paid jobs with the average TAFE graduate earning an extra $19,000 per year.

A pipeline of skills will help drive growth by boosting our economic capacity and ability take full advantage of the opportunities of the future.

It’s time to get our workers back to work in great jobs and our businesses growing again by hiring the skilled staff they need.