WORK PROGRESSING WELL ON $2M GLEN INNES TAFE UPGRADE

WORK PROGRESSING WELL ON $2M GLEN INNES TAFE UPGRADE

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall says the upgrades to TAFE in Glen Innes are progressing well.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

CONSTRUCTION work is progressing well at the Glen Innes TAFE campus on the new multi-million dollar Connected Learning Centre (CLC).

Member for Northern Tablelands and Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall said the new CLC will enable teachers in Glen Innes to teach an expanded course offering to students across the region.

“This new centre will revolutionise education in Glen Innes – making it easier than ever before for more locals to study, get skilled and get a job.,” Mr Marshall said. “It will help to grow the local economy, while also providing more jobs directly.

“Once the CLC opens in November, students will have access to double the number of courses currently delivered onsite with two additional full-time teachers.

“The CLC will herald a more personalised learning experience for students, better access to teachers both on and off-site, simulated work environments and directly relevant training for skills shortages of the future in the region.

“In addition to this the Connected Learning Centre is designed to be easily reorganised to suit a variety of career options and community needs and I’m hugely excited to open the brand new facility in November this year.

“This is an excellent and welcomed step forward for the Glen Innes community.”

Currently, the Glen Innes TAFE has two full-time and 26 casual teaching staff offering five courses for students in Foundation Skills, Community Services, Engineering and related Technologies, Information Technology and Business Administration.

When the CLC opens, Glen Innes TAFE will increase its teaching staff to four full-time and 26 casual teachers and offer an additional five courses for students in Early Childhood, Health and Disability, Agribusiness Management, Aboriginal Languages and Building and Construction, providing expanded opportunities for students and driving additional demand for teachers in the region.

To take a CLC digital tour, visit www.tafensw.edu.au/about-tafensw/one-tafe-nsw

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