TAFE campuses to have seven new teachers

The NSW Liberal-National Government has announced the establishment of a TAFE Teacher Recruitment Taskforce, which will deliver five new teachers at the Wyong Campus, and two new teachers at the Ourimbah Campus.

Minister responsible for TAFE NSW, Mr Adam Marshall, said: “TAFE NSW is experiencing strong enrolment demand for Government-funded trade apprenticeships, with data revealing a 19 per cent increase in enrolments for electricians and an 11 per cent increase for carpenters and plumbers, compared to this time last year,” Mr Marshall said. “The NSW Government’s reforms to NSW TAFE are all about funnelling resources into frontline teaching while reducing back-office duplication,” he added. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Mr Scot MacDonald, said the new frontline teaching staff showed that the NSW Government was backing TAFE on the Central Coast.

“These new teachers are a huge win for the Central Coast, and will deliver education and training support to our local students to help them upskill or get a new job,” Mr MacDonald said. “TAFE is modernising and responding to new technologies and the transforming economy of the Central Coast, under the leadership of the Berejiklian government. “This investment in TAFE teachers will open new opportunities for students and improve access to the world-class teaching and skills training that TAFE is renowned for,” he added.

Source: Media release, Apr 19 Kit Hale, Office of Scot MacDonald MLC

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