Kingscliff Tafe driving innovation in the region
The local Tweed community will benefit for years to come thanks to a new multi-purpose automotive training facility that was opened at TAFE NSW’s Kingscliff Campus today.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest and Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro today met with students, teachers and industry representatives to open the new facility and discuss the new range of training opportunities for the region.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said Kingscliff TAFE is dedicated to cultivating industry partnerships, and providing first class education and training for students in areas as diverse as automotive, specialist makeup and electrotechnology.
“The flexibility of this new facility is designed to meet the different demands of each course and will accommodate hands-on and innovative learning opportunities,” Mr Provest said.
“The multi-purpose automotive training facility enables the use of ‘roll-in, roll-out’ equipment and furnishings along with adaptable service fittings for water supply and power for education and training.
“This space is also a valued location for local community events and will be utilised for showcases and functions such as Career Expos, Student Award events and the local Battle of the Bands.”
Mr Barilaro said the vision for TAFE NSW is to deliver the new technologies and skills that support local communities, economies and to ensure students are provided with the skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow.
“The flexible design of this facility is an example of the innovative learning methods TAFE NSW is delivering and how it can provide students with the industry experiences they need to build their careers,” says Mr Barilaro.
“The North Coast Institute of TAFE has recently developed a partnership with Caltex Australia Petroleum that will allow Caltex to frequently access the facility to test their latest range of fuels in a bid to increase their efficiency and performance.”