The Andrews Labor Government is providing work, skills and opportunities to disadvantaged young people while it transforms Melbourne’s busiest train line to run more trains to Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham.

Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, visited a training facility in Dandenong South today where a 40-foot shipping container is being painted, fitted out and turned into an information hub for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project.

The work is being carried out by 18 students aged 15 to 27 under the guidance of mentors and supervisors from the TRYBuild program.

TRYBuild falls under the umbrella of TRY Australia and is one of Australia’s longest-running social enterprises.

It takes on students who are typically disengaged and are struggling to cope with mainstream education. Others are in the process of building a new life, having come to Melbourne as refugees.

On the job training with TRYBuild is backed up with classroom learning, enabling students to build their literacy and numeracy skills and work towards a recognised qualification in Building and Construction.

The hub will feature internal stairs and a rooftop observation deck. When finished, it will be installed at Noble Park and become a drop-in point for locals and visitors as work to remove every dangerous and congested level crossing between Dandenong and the city ramps up.

The $1.6 billion Caulfield to Dandenong project will also build five new stations, upgrade signalling and power and create 11 MCGs-worth of new parkland, paths and community facilities under the elevated train line.