An announcement by Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson and Minister for Skills Adam Marshall advising that Grenfell will receive a new Connected Learning Centre (CLC) has been welcomed by Weddin Shire Mayor Mark Liebich and General Manager Glenn Carroll.
“This is excellent news for students and educators within our community,” said Mayor Mark Liebich.
“It will offer high quality training and services to benefit students for many years to come.”
The Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson and the Hon. Adam Marshall visited Grenfell TAFE last week and reaffirmed plans for Grenfell to have a new, modern vocational education campus, called a Connected Learning Centre (CLC).
Work is nearly complete on the state's first four CLCs that will ensure high quality training and services continue to be accessible and students to get the skills and jobs they want.
Katrina and Mr Marshall announced from the Grenfell TAFE College the NSW Government's commitment to delivering one of these innovative, next generation learning environments in Grenfell.
A channel NINE and a PRIME 7 news crew were also in attendance for the big announcement.
"I want to reassure the community that TAFE NSW will continue to deliver its current program of education and training services from the Rose Street site right up until the new Grenfell Connected Learning Centre is completed," Mr Marshall said.
During the visit, Katrina said future students will experience digitally enabled facilities, capable of reflecting real-world work and social environments.
Students will also have access to a flexible learning and assessment model that will provide personalised and connected learning experiences.
It will also provide better access to teachers both on and off site, and the skills they need for real life jobs in regional communities.
"In addition to providing local students with access to a greater range of learning and course options, the CLCs are designed to be easily reorganised to suit a variety of community needs," Katrina said.
"This approach, supported by the NSW Government, will allow TAFE NSW to significantly enhance its service and presence across regional NSW, with a focus on communities where TAFE NSW doesn't already have a presence or where out-dated facilities are not meeting the needs of students, employers and local communities," Katrina said.
This approach, supported by the NSW Government, will allow TAFE NSW to significantly enhance its service and presence across regional NSW.Member for Cootamundra - Katrina Hodgkinson