A new $7 million TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre (CLC) in Hay will almost quadruple course offerings for locals thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government.
New courses include a Certificate IV in Agriculture, Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, Certificate IV in Building and Construction, Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, and a Diploma of Community Services.
NSW Nationals Duty MLC for Murray Wes Fang said the new digitally-enabled CLC in Hay was now taking enrolments for Semester 2 across more than 50 course areas.
“This state-of-the-art new facility is offering locals a host of qualifications in growth industries for the first time, with many set to commence from July,” Mr Fang said.
“The NSW Nationals in the state government are investing in TAFE NSW to equip regional students with job-ready skills – and I look forward to seeing local students take advantage of the new learning and course options in Hay.
“The multi-million-dollar facility will be supported by the latest learning technologies and Mobile Training Units to deliver practical skills aligned to local jobs and needs.
“I urge locals to investigate how the Hay CLC can future-proof their careers with world-class training.”
A number of recently introduced courses, including the Diploma of Youth Work and Introduction to Early Childhood, will help address existing skills shortages in the region. The CLC courses reflect growth areas in the Hay region, with an emphasis on agribusiness, community services, business, health and construction.
The Hay CLC means that locals can stay in the community to live, work and study and shows how TAFE NSW is evolving to meet the changing needs of businesses and industries in new and innovative ways.
CLCs are?a?key initiative of the NSW Nationals in the state government and?offer students access to the latest learning technologies such as simulation and virtual reality, expert teachers both on and off-site, and personalised support services.
Hay Shire Council general manager David Webb said the CLC was a game-changer for the community.
“It makes education and training more accessible for the community and means some of our young people won’t have to travel to attend TAFE NSW,” Mr Webb said.
“The CLC is great because it will increase the skills base in Hay and help build more capacity in the community and the economy.”