Connected, digitally-enabled training is a step closer, with the construction of upgraded facilities at TAFE NSW Gunnedah soon to begin.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today met with Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Dr Geoff Lee to review the latest floor plans and inspect the site of the $3 million dollar facility upgrades. 

Mr  Anderson said this multi-million dollar investment in education is a testament to the NSW Government’s commitment to regional communities. 

“This investment in TAFE NSW Gunnedah is a product of the dialogue between the NSW Government and our community to better meet local needs. 

“These works will give students modern, adaptable workspaces with upgraded equipment, enabling an increase in connectivity, engagement and opportunity. 

“Regional education is critical to our communities and the economy, and I am delighted the NSW Government is focused on expanding training opportunities in our region.

“I’ve been working hard with TAFE staff and members of the local Business Chamber and Gunnedah Council to move this upgrade forward.

In the past 12 months we’ve seen 11 new courses begin at the campus aiming at providing the young people in Gunnedah to stay and train at home,” Mr Anderson concluded.  

Minister Lee said the works are delivering on the NSW Government’s plan to ensure TAFE NSW is well-equipped for the future so it can continue to deliver high quality, industry relevant and innovative training that leads to jobs. 

“I am very excited to announce the start of work as the NSW Government continues to enable TAFE NSW to grow as a world-class, innovative and flexible public provider that is delivering the new technologies and skills to support the NSW economy,” Mr Lee said.

“The new facilities will support the delivery of a wider range of courses for local students, and flexible, distance learning will be easier than ever before with an upgrade to ICT infrastructure in learning spaces. 

“When completed, the upgraded TAFE NSW Gunnedah facilities will open up opportunities in key areas of skills demand and equip students with the job-ready skills local employers are calling for here in Gunnedah and across regional NSW,”  Minister Lee said.

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