The new facility in Homebush is being established with providers such as TAFE NSW.
Premier Mike Baird this week joined Minister for Roads Duncan Gay and Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher and to meet a group of new recruits undergoing on-the-job training.
“The infrastructure boom is about much more than new roads, rail, hospitals and schools – it’s creating new job opportunities right across NSW,” said Mr. Baird in a statement.
“Initiatives like this will provide a fresh start for so many people, giving them an opportunity to secure a job and learn new qualifications while helping deliver projects of long-term benefit to our state.”
WestConnex will target Western Sydney residents who are long-term unemployed, Indigenous workers, or retrenched from other industries for recruitment as apprentices and trainees.
“It’s been a great start with 15 TAFE NSW pre-employment program graduates already offered work on the WestConnex M4 East twin tunnels. These graduates will continue their training and skills development at the academy while getting hands on experience on the projects,” said Mr. Gay.
WestConnex will be the third project to be included in the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program, which sets firm employment and training targets for major projects.