Labor promises $4m for CIT cyber security training centre

Labor has promised $4 million to upgrade a specialist cyber security training centre at the Canberra Institute of Technology's Reid campus, as part of a $1 billion investment in TAFE.

Labor Senate candidate for the ACT Katy Gallagher, left, and Labor candidate for the seat of Canberra Alicia Payne, right, who announced a Labor government would give $4 million to a cyber security training centre at the Reid CIT. Picture: Jamila Toderas

Labor Senate candidate for the ACT Katy Gallagher, left, and Labor candidate for the seat of Canberra Alicia Payne, right, who announced a Labor government would give $4 million to a cyber security training centre at the Reid CIT. Picture: Jamila Toderas

Labor ACT Senate candidate Katy Gallagher said that, if elected, a Labor government would work with the ACT government and CIT to design and develop an appropriate facility to deliver specialist cyber security training.

Labor candidate for Canberra Alicia Payne said cyber security training at CIT had already changed Canberra's workforce.

"As more and more government services move online, it's really important that we keep that data safe," she said.

"It's great that this facility in Canberra will get students the skills they need."

The centre has had 350 students since it opened in March and the funding would help provide an appropriate space, Ms Gallagher said.