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Up to $500 million is being invested in jobs to undertake upgrades in South Australian schools, including science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) facilities.
Not only does this create jobs in the construction industry for South Australians now, it also ensures students taught in these schools will have the skills and knowledge they need for the hi-tech jobs – like defence – that are the future of our state.
$250 million will be spent towards upgrading science and technology facilities in 139 of our public schools.
Loans for non-government schools
The state government is establishing a $250 million loan facility for non-government schools for infrastructure projects, allowing schools to borrow at the same low interest rates as government. Schools wishing to apply for the first round of the capital support for non-government schools program can use application forms at the South Australian Finance Authority (SAFA). Applications will be accepted until 31 October 2016.
More information and eligibility criteria are available on the loan program application form.
If you would like to register your interest in a STEM building works program, visit the Office of the Industry Advocate website and complete the skills register seeking employment opportunities.
School upgrades and capital investments are also underway as part of the STEM program. To learn more about the school capital building program, visit the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) website.
If you are a local builder who would like to tender for government infrastructure building works, visit the Office of the Industry Advocate website.
If you are interested in seeking employment from the list of prequalified builders, visit the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) website.