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The award-winning Mining Skills Program at TAFE NSW Muswellbrook is
helping 28 new apprentices start their careers.
Now in its 12th consecutive year, the 15-week program focuses on
safety and also covers training in various hand tool skills.
A number of industry partners including Hitachi Construction
Machinery's Muswellbrook Branch continue to be interested in the
program and join as apprentice employers.
Sonia Liddiard, TAFE NSW industry and resources faculty director, is
proud of the program and its evolution.
"The Mining Skills Program is effective because we continually
engage a cross-section of stakeholders to ensure we address evolving
industry requirements in the course syllabus and ultimately provide
the local industry with a job-ready workforce," she told
the Hunter Valley News.
Liddiard is also pleased with the equal employment opportunity on
display from local industries.
"This year enrolments in the Mining Skills Program are up 16 per
cent, 10 of our 28 apprentices are female and we are thrilled the
program continues to attract both male and female apprentices,"
For more details on the program and eligibility contact the Hunter
TAFE Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.