The $ 35 billion frigate program for the future will accelerate South Australia's efforts to create highly skilled jobs, says a university leader.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was in Adelaide on Friday to announce that BAE Systems had been awarded the contract to build the nine submarine hunting vessels.
He said the program promised hundreds to open up new opportunities for graduates and VET providers.
"Projects like this will significantly accelerate South Australia's efforts to create highly skilled jobs and advanced manufacturing companies," said Professor Stirling.
"We are committed to working with BAE to support the building of capabilities and capabilities that are needed to ensure that Australia is able to fully utilize employment distributions from the Future Fregate
The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union said the decision to build frigates in Adelaide with Australian steel and maximum local production was important to secure shipbuilding jobs The existing jobs in shipbuilding for future projects is an important consideration that the government now urgently needs to address, "said Deputy National Secretary Glenn Thompson.
" Too many skilled jobs have disappeared and some of these workers have been lost to industry Australian shipbuilding she needs the most.
South Australian Prime Minister Steven Marshall said that the state is now undisputedly the center of naval shipbuilding in Australia.
"This $ 35 billion program will bring unprecedented economic benefits to the South Australian economy. with over 100 companies already prequalifying with BAE to be part of the project, "he said.
" The frigate projec It is ready to deliver 1,500 direct jobs locally, in addition to the 600 jobs available for the project the redevelopment of the shipyards in Osborne South and for the opportunities in the supply chain will be needed. "