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New Industry Training Hub for Port Pirie

gardening-331986_960_720.jpgPort Pirie will be one of ten sites across the country for a new Industry Training Hub.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says $50.6 million was announced to fund the hubs to prepare young people for the workforce.

He says Port Pirie has an unacceptably high rate of unemployed youth and the hub will set out a path for young citizens to gain employment.

The expenditure has reportedly been factored into the budget and will commence in the second half of this year.

Mr Ramsey says the Hub site will have a physical footprint and it will be tasked with working in-step with schools, other agencies and industry to bring about real advancement.