TAFE IS THE PERFECT PATH FOR LOCAL SCHOOL LEAVERS

Friday, 15 December 2017

SCHOOL leavers planning their future following the release of HSC results should place TAFE top of the list for building job skills and employability, Member for Northern Tablelands and Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall said today.

The local MP said TAFE had a strong presence in the region, with employers looking for the practical skills it provided students.

“Whether you’re looking at wool classing or cybersecurity, TAFE NSW is the best way to train locally for the jobs of the future,” Mr Marshall said.

“With five campuses in major centres across the Northern Tablelands and more than 1,200 courses on offer – there is something for every school leaver at TAFE NSW.

“School leavers should be seriously considering a vocational educational training path through TAFE NSW to get the skills they need to secure a job.

“The NSW Government also offers a large range of subsidies for those who want to gain in demand qualifications such as Carpentry, Plumbing, Civil Construction, Information Technology, Floristry, Commercial Cookery and so many more.

“My message to every school leaver considering their future over the weekend is if you want to be in demand and get a job come and enrol at TAFE NSW.”

This year over 500,000 students chose from over 1,200 TAFE NSW courses to get the practical, hands-on skills they need for their chosen career.

This year’s rollout of Connected Learning Centres supplements TAFE NSW’s famous face-to-face teaching style; using virtual reality, robotics technology, and additional staffing to broaden subject offerings in regional campuses. The recently opened $2.8 million Glen Innes CLC is the first campus to utilise this technology.

The rollout of TAFE Digital will strengthen TAFE NSW’s online offering by revolutionising course delivery in developing and much needed areas such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, marketing analytics and digital literacy. Based in Armidale, the TAFE Digital Hub is driving local employment, bringing over 40 highly skilled teachers, course developers, management and marketing professionals to town.

School leavers are encouraged to visit their local TAFE NSW campus, or www.tafensw.edu.au, to explore what is on offer.

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