Manning-Great Lakes school leavers wishing to explore their vocational education options can do so at the TAFE NSW Great Lakes and Taree InfoFests next week.
TAFE NSW Regional general manager, Marie Larkings said that considering the announcement of fee-free traineeships and apprenticeships by the NSW Government together with Smart and Skilled funding, now is a good time to consider vocational education and training options.
"Courses for nine of the 10 most in-demand jobs are already being delivered by TAFE NSW," Ms Larking said.
"Industries across the State, such as construction, nursing and hospitality, are experiencing skills shortages, which means that now is the time for people to get the qualification they need for the job they want.
"With entry level courses to bachelor degrees in areas such as early childhood education, information technology and business, choosing TAFE NSW is an obvious choice for people looking to secure their first job, win a promotion or endeavour on a career change."
Ms Larkings said visitors to local and online information sessions and campus tours during InfoFest would learn more about how studying one of more than 1200 courses at TAFE NSW can "turbocharge" their career.
"InfoFest will provide prospective students with an invaluable opportunity to explore the innovative range of course options, meet with award winning teachers and explore the practical, hands-on facilities at TAFE NSW.
"I encourage anyone who is considering learning a new skill in 2020 to visit their local TAFE NSW facility between January 20 and 24 or www.tafensw.edu.au for further information and online information sessions."
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