Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall says the upgrades to TAFE in Glen Innes are progressing well.
Tuesday, 3 October 2017
VOCATIONAL education and training in Glen Innes is set to receive a significant boost with 30 per cent more courses set to be available in the town through the new $2 million dollar TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre (CLC).
Member for Northern Tablelands and Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall said the new multi-million dollar Glen Innes CLC was now taking enrolments ahead of its opening in November, when it will begin offering in-demand short courses immediately.
“By the start of next year the multi-million dollar Glen Innes CLC will offer 30 per cent more courses to local students compared to the existing TAFE campus, with many more to come in the future,” Mr Marshall said. “It will also employ two additional full-time teachers.
“I’m particularly excited because this is the first time courses such as Introduction to Welding, Certificate IV in Wool-Classing and the Advanced Diploma in Agribusiness Management will be available to local students in Glen Innes.
“Local students can also access a huge range of new TAFE Digital courses including Event Management, Building and Construction and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care at home, work or at the CLC.
“This is an absolute game-changer for local education delivery and demonstrates how the government is delivering for Glen Innes, making it easier than ever before for more locals to study, get skilled and get a job.
“It will help to grow the local economy, while also providing more jobs directly.”
CLCs are one of the key initiatives of the NSW Government’s ONE TAFE NSW reforms which will enable TAFE NSW to deliver modern, flexible and industry relevant training across rural and regional NSW.
CLCs will be able to connect students to the TAFE NSW network of flexibly delivered courses across the State, reducing the need for students to travel and enabling a wider range of training to be delivered in the regions.
The Glen Innes CLC will be open five days a week and students will continue to have access to practical training, teachers and support services they need to complete their courses.
“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,” Mr Marshall said.
“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.”
Term 4 courses are now open for enrolment at www.tafensw.edu.au/clc