During National Careers Week (May 16-22), locals considering a professional pivot have been urged to look to TAFE NSW Griffith to “turbocharge” their career options.
It comes as a new report revealed COVID-19 has prompted record numbers to actively consider changing jobs, with the most recent Gartner Global Talent Monitor finding 24 per cent of Australian workers are actively seeking other employment.
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Alister Henskens said with enrolments for ma y courses now open for semester two, the time was right for Griffith residents to get the in-demand skills for the jobs they want.
“There has never been a better time to explore your future and how the NSW Government can help you get a first job, a new job or a better job,” Mr Henskens said.
“The NSW Government is working hard to turbocharge the take-up of vocational education and training by investing in fee-free and low fee training courses, which aim to get people into jobs and address skills shortages across the state.”
Mr Henskens said Careers Week was dedicated to raising aspirations, challenging stereotypes, and broadening horizons about careers.
One of many Griffith locals to see their careers blossom after studying at TAFE NSW is Aaron Salvestrin, owner and operator of Sans Pareil Estate winery.
Mr Salvestrin, 27, who completed a Certificate III in Wine Operations, credited TAFE NSW with helping him create a platform for success in the ultra-competitive industry.
“I grew up on a vineyard and ever since I can remember, I was fascinated by the wine industry,” Mr Salvestrin said.
“I really wanted my career to evolve so enrolled in a Certificate III in Wine Operations at TAFE NSW Griffith to get real practical skills and work experience.
“It really filled in the blanks for me and helped me understand the reasons behind why we did certain methods of pruning and other tasks in the vineyard.”
“If you want to get into the industry, you need a qualification and TAFE NSW is the ideal place to do it.”
To explore the range of courses available at TAFE NSW Griffith and via TAFE Digital, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601 for more information.
Media contact: Dan Johns, TAFE NSW Communications Specialist, mobile 0477 722 428