As the HSC approaches, school leavers across Moruya are getting ready to take a break from the books to log-on to the inaugural TAFE NSW Virtual Open Day.
The first of its kind, the virtual event will combat social distancing barriers to ensure prospective students don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet TAFE NSW teachers and explore the state-of-the-art facilities on 9 and 10 September.
TAFE NSW Regional General Manager Belinda Mackinnon said school leavers and their parents and guardians would have unprecedented access to teachers from 60 course areas that are available for study across the state.
“The innovative virtual format of this event means anyone who is considering their career options doesn’t need to travel to explore absolutely every opportunity available to them at TAFE NSW,” Ms Mackinnon said.
“COVID-19 has undoubtedly presented challenges for the Class of 2020 and I want to reassure school leavers the pandemic isn’t an obstacle to getting the skills they need to pursue the career of their dreams.
“TAFE NSW is leading the vocational education sector by ensuring all students continue to have access to training and information in a COVID-safe environment.”
Visitors to the event can connect one-on-one with teachers, take 360 tours of facilities, observe practical demonstrations, and access student support service and scholarship information in a virtual exhibition hall.
Ms Mackinnon said with up to one-in-three Australians likely to look for a new job post-pandemic, TAFE NSW will play a critical role in reskilling locals.
According to Australian Government’s Job Outlook prepared by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, there will be demand in industries where employment has grown strongly in recent years and these include healthcare and social assistance, education and training and construction.
“TAFE NSW graduates are in high demand because of the quality of their education and ability to hit the ground running with the job-ready skills that employers are looking for,” Ms Mackinon said.
For further information and to register to attend the TAFE NSW Virtual Open Day, visit tafensw.edu.au/open-day
VIRTUAL REALITY: TAFE NSW Hospitality Teacher Cherie Hubbard encourages students from across the region to get a running start on their careers at next week’s TAFE NSW Open Day, being held virtually for the first time this year.