Students in the Bega Valley will soon have greater access to vocational educational and training as construction of a new $7 million TAFE NSW facility in Bega gets underway.
Above: Veronica Keating- Head of Delivery, implementation and performance, South Region TAGE MSW, Andrew Constance-Member for Bega, Adam Marshall-Minister for TAFE NSW, Jon Black - Managing Director TAFE NSW, Sharon McIntosh - TAFE Services Coordinator, TAFE NSW Bega.
Member for Bega Andrew Constance and Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall today officially turned the first sod at the site of the state-of-the-art Connected Learning Centre (CLC) in Bega.
Mr Constance said the new facility would boost TAFE NSW’s presence in the Bega Valley and enhance study options for local students.
“The NSW Government is investing $7 million to provide students with the world-class learning facilities they need to study a broader range of courses without being forced to travel long distances to places like Cooma, Moruya or Nowra,” Mr Constance said.
“Students at this new digitally-powered facility will be able to connect into TAFE NSW’s state-wide network of campuses and courses, empowering them with more choice when it comes to launching their career.
“This is not just a refurbishment or upgrade of TAFE NSW in Bega – we are building a brand new TAFE NSW campus and giving the community in Bega the vocational education and training facilities the community deserves and needs.”
“This is exciting news for both students and employers in the local area.”
Mr Marshall said CLCs were a core part of the NSW Government’s commitment to strengthen TAFE NSW’s presence in rural and regional NSW and would enhance study options for local students.
“Based on trends at other CLCs, students in Bega will potentially be able to access more than double the amount of courses than currently on offer,” Mr Marshall said.
“Institutions like TAFE NSW are core parts of our rural and regional communities and I am absolutely delighted this new facility in Bega will boost education and training opportunities for students in the region,” Mr Marshall said.
For more information and a digital tour of a CLC visit - https://www.tafensw.edu.au/clc