TAFE NSW is encouraging school leavers to explore their vocational education options at the Cootamundra TAFE InfoFest next week.
Regional General Manager Jonathan Davis said that the new fee-free traineeships and apprenticeships offered by the NSW Government, together with 'Smart and Skilled" funding, meant there's never been a better time to consider vocational education and training options.
"Courses for nine of the ten most in-demand jobs are already being delivered by TAFE NSW," Mr Davis said.
"Industries across the state, such as construction, nursing and hospitality, are experiencing skills shortages, which means 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 endeavor on a career change.
"TAFE NSW students 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."
Mr Davis said 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.
"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," he said.
"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."
Whether you are already working and looking to build new skills to land a promotion, a school leaver wanting to get qualified faster, or if you are thinking about an exciting career change and after some essential new skills - you can explore a multitude of options at TAFE NSW InfoFest.
TAFE NSW InfoFest allows you to hear directly from our teachers, get the course information you need, as well as any assistance you may need to finalise your enrolment for Semester 1, 2020.