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$10 million boost for Bundy’s Kepnock State High


State of the art facilities are being delivered to boost skills among local teens.
A $9.4 million investment is set to upgrade Kepnock State High School’s Industrial Design and Technology facilities and $440,000 to refurbish existing learning spaces.
Education Minister Grace Grace, who visited the school yesterday says it's one of 36 Queensland state schools to benefit from a new $181.5 million state-wide renewal program to ensure specialist curriculum classrooms continue to meet the needs of students and teachers.
"We are investing $9.4 million at Kepnock State High School to upgrade the Industrial Design and Technology facilities so students have access to modern and innovative specialist learning spaces, workshops and equipment,” Ms Grace says. 
“It will also ensure more students can take part in subjects and classes such as robotics and engineering, furnishing, building and construction and graphic design, ceramics and industrial design.”
Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith says this investment would bring real benefits to the school community. 
“I am pleased to see that Kepnock State High School students will receive new state-of-the-art Industrial Design and Technology facilities,” Mr Smith says. 
“Improving education for students in Bundaberg and right across Queensland continues to be a focus of the Palaszczuk Government.”
Principal of Kepnock State High School Nicholas Howkins says the school welcomed the investment in its Industrial Design and Technology facilities.
“With around 600 students studying ITD at any given time, the new facilities will make a significant difference in supporting staff and students in this important curriculum area,” Mr Howkins says.
“It will also give them access to world class equipment like ceramic printers, 3D printers, robotics equipment and welding, wood and metal lathes, helping to better prepare students for new work and study requirements.”

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