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The NSW Government has today unveiled a plan to provide greater
access to vocational education and training for students across
regional NSW through TAFE's new Connected Learning Centres.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Development, Skills and
Small Business John Barilaro revealed the first four locations for
TAFE's new, digitally enabled, next generation learning environments
for students in regional NSW.
The first four CLCs will be located in Quirindi, Coonabarabran, Glen
Innes and Tenterfield while eight more to be rolled out across
regional NSW next year.
"This is about regional communities being given access to
state-of-the-art facilities which people in metropolitan areas may
take for granted," Mr Barilaro said.
"Today demonstrates again our commitment to renew TAFE NSW's
teaching and learning facilities so students get hands-on skills for
jobs and employers get a job-ready workforce into the future."
CLCs will be conveniently located in the heart of regional
communities where TAFE NSW does not already have a presence or where
outdated facilities can no longer meet the needs of students,
employers and local communities.
"This is about giving young people the opportunity to learn and
train and get a job without leaving town," Mr Barilaro added.
"Today's students expect that training reflects the information
accessibility and immediacy of their connected lives.
"TAFE NSW is responding by delivering training where, when and
how students want and in settings that resemble real-world work and
The CLC is designed as a resource for the entire community with the
interior easily reorganised to suit a variety of learning and meeting needs.
A further eight are proposed for Corowa, Deniliquin, Grenfell,
Murwillumbah, Scone, Singleton, Narrandera and Yamba.
Contact: Frank Coletta
Phone: 0419 181 493