Transformed vocational education and training delivery in Tenterfield will now be a reality after the multi-million dollar TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre (CLC) opened on Friday.
The Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall – who used to be the member for the area – and Member for Lismore Thomas George opened the next generation learning facilities with representatives of local businesses, schools and community organisations.
“The opening of this new multi-million dollar Connected Learning demonstrates TAFE NSW has a strong future in Tenterfield,” Mr George said.
“I have always said TAFE NSW is here to stay in Tenterfield – the opening of this fantastic multi-million dollar facility is the ultimate demonstration of this,” Mr George said.
“Local students will now no longer need to travel to Armidale, Glen Innes or even Queensland to study the right course to get them on their chosen career pathway, so more young people can stay in our local community.
“New courses offered by the Tenterfield CLC are backed up by a full-range of Mobile Training Units that will deliver the quality practical training TAFE NSW is known for, consistent with industry standards.
“This is an absolute game changer for local education delivery and demonstrates how The NSW Nationals in Government is delivering for Tenterfield.”
Mr Marshall was the local member for Tenterfield, until a redistribution at the last state election moved the community into the seat of Lismore, said the new multi-million dollar CLC is set to transform education delivery not just in Tenterfield, but across the whole region and the state.
“The NSW Government is investing heavily in the future of TAFE NSW and this can be seen with a $2.1 million brand new, modern, state of the art facility which will significantly improve the experience of teachers and students who utilise it,” Mr Marshall said.
“With the Tenterfield CLC, TAFE NSW be able to triple the number of courses on offer locally by the beginning of next year and provide the town with an all week presence.”
The TAFE NSW Tenterfield CLC is opening its doors to the public for a Community Opening Day on Friday, November 17 between 10am and 2pm.