New South Wales Premier Announces Snowy 2.0 Jobs Plan

Hundreds of job seekers and high school students will be trained to work on the Snowy 2.0 project.

Training is provided in partnership with TAFE NSW, the NSW State Government, and the project contractor Future Generation Joint Venture.

The Snowy 2.0 Renewable Energy Project in Kosciuszko National Park will build a 240-meter-long pumped-storage power plant about 800 meters underground.

It is expected to generate about 2000 megawatts of electricity.

The federal government states that Snowy 2.0 will create 2,000 jobs during construction and generate billions of dollars in investment in the New South Wales region.

NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet said in a statement Saturday that the project requires skilled workers “ready to roll up their sleeves and participate.”

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Record snowfall in Kosciuszko National Park, Australia, affected the area on August 23, 2020, causing power lines connected to snow-covered hydrothermal projects to pass through Kosciuszko National Park. You can see it. (Brooke Mitchell / Getty Images)

“I encourage young people in the southern states looking for exciting opportunities to consider the future of working on this project.”

Deputy Prime Minister Paul Tour said young people will receive practical skills and job-specific training to find employment in the industry.

“Snowy 2.0 is a multi-generational project to build a country, and it’s appropriate for TAFENSW to play a vital role in training the thousands of people who make it happen,” he said.

Hundreds of people have received specific training in manufacturing and civil engineering, and high school students enrolled can spend more time working in school and on-site, said Alistair Henskens, Minister of Skills and Training.

He said seven school-based apprentices from Monaro High School have already been registered and are studying to be certified for process manufacturing.

Henskens said it was a big win for the community as it meant that local youth would be trained near their homes.

About 170 Snowy 2.0 workers have already been trained through TAFENSW, according to Henskens.

TAFE NSW will also expand its programs in the Monaro region to include Civil Engineering Certificate 3 and several Aboriginal vocational training programs.



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