We believe all students, regardless of where they live, should have access to a quality education. The Nationals WA value investing in improved education outcomes from child care level right through schooling to vocational and tertiary learning.
Affordable and quality education is a key driver to keeping families in and attracting new residents to regional WA. We know families gravitate towards communities with stable and well-resourced learning environments for their children, which is why we have invested heavily in improving school and childcare facilities, professional development and ensuring distance and remote learning are not abandoned.
Education is a cornerstone of developing a progressive, innovative and prosperous state and it is vital this opportunity is provided to all West Australians. The Nationals WA in government will invest in the regional education sector to allow students to grow and flourish and establish a strong foundation to pursue careers they choose.
2020 State Conference Motion – The Nationals WA call on the State Government to assist regional communities achieve skilled workforce placements by contributing 50% of a person’s annual HELP debt for people filling priority positions in regional and remote Western Australia for a period of five years.
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