If you finished school last year and aren’t sure what to do next, consider this: there’s never been a better time to do a TAFE college course or be a tradie.
Whether you’re interested in fashion design or another trade, visit either Campbelltown or Macquarie Fields InfoFest next week to see what’s on offer.
TAFE NSW regional general manager Michael Cullen is urging school leavers to explore their vocational education options by attending InfoFest next week.
Mr Cullen said that fee free traineeships and apprenticeships offered by the NSW Government, plus Smart and Skilled funding, meant there’s never been a better 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,’’ Mr Cullen 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 even a career change.
“TAFE NSW students are in nigh 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.’’
Visitors to local and online information sessions and campus tours during InfoFest will learn more about how studying one of over 1,200 courses at TAFE NSW can turbocharge their career prospects.
InfoFest will provide prospective students with an 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 20-24 January or www.tafensw.edu.au for further information and online information sessions,” Mr Cullen said.