New CIT Woden campus to focus on technology and service skills
The state-of-the-art new CIT campus planned for the Woden Town Centre will be a specialist technology and service skills learning precinct.
It will deliver courses to prepare students for roles in industries including business, cyber security, IT, the creative industries, hospitality and tourism.
The new campus will complement a new Transport Canberra interchange in Woden, with both facilities being constructed adjacent to the site of the existing Woden Bus Station and the former Woden Police Station site.
Local businesses operating in the Woden Town Centre are also set to benefit from the new campus, expected to be used by 6,500 students every year.
CIT CEO Leanne Cover said, "The prospect of a new, state-of-the-art CIT campus is incredibly appropriate for the advancement of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Canberra and the region."
CIT is the premier VET provider in the ACT with a proud history of over 90 years.
"The ACT Government's decision recognises the essential role CIT plays as a major contributor to the economy and providing the skills for an adaptive, modern workforce," Ms Cover said.
"In our fast-moving world of work we need flexible and applied ways of learning."
The new CIT campus in Woden and a continued presence in the city will add to existing CIT centres in Fyshwick, Bruce, Gungahlin and Tuggeranong.
Government investment in health, education, transport and community service infrastructure is ensuring that Canberra remains one of the world’s most liveable cities.