Mr Toms met with TAFE NSW regional manager Kate Baxter to discuss the
Connected Learning Centre’s positive impact on the region’s education,
training and opportunities for students.
“The Connect Learning Centre will create very exciting new
opportunities, allowing a greater number of classes to be delivered in
real time, over a more flexible digital and direct tuition platform,”
Mr Toms said.
“It will mean less need to travel to bigger centres for our students
and provide them with more course options.
“It is very positive to see the Glen Innes TAFE NSW building being
one of the first to be upgraded to a CLC to accommodate the new era of learning.”
TAFE NSW Regional Manager Kate Baxter went on to describe the
personalised, connected and practical learning experience the CLC will
provide students, offering better access to teachers both on and off site.
“Through these state-of-the-art facilities, local teachers now have
the opportunity to train more students at other CLCs across NSW and
provide local students access to a broader and more diverse range of
training opportunities than were previously available in Glen Innes,”
Ms Baxter said.
Ms Baxter went to say that the education units would provide the
physical resource to deliver practical and high-quality training
components alongside digitally-enabled and face-to-face learning.
“TAFE NSW’s fleet of mobile education units will constantly evolve
through upgrades and expansions to meet industry standards.”
The CLC is scheduled to open its doors in November offering double
the courses currently available in Glen Innes as well as two
additional fulltime teachers.
Additional courses include early childhood, health and disability,
building and construction, Aboriginal languages and agribusiness management.