NEW CONNECTED LEARNING CENTRE FOR MURWILLUMBAH
As part of TAFE NSW’s investment in regional NSW, the first four state-of-the-art Connected Learning Centres (CLCs) will open in centres across NSW by July next year with a further eight proposed in other locations around the state, bringing hands-on skills to local communities.
Connected Learning Centres are a new student-focused, digitally-enabled, next generation learning environment for students in regional areas to better access a range of TAFE NSW services.
It means students in Murwillumbah are no longer restricted to just the courses offered at their local campus –this is about providing access to the suite of training offered across the entire TAFE NSW footprint.
The new centres use virtual technology and are a part TAFE NSW’s landmark Building a TAFE NSW for the Future investment program to renew teaching and learning facilities and broaden its reach, so students get hands-on skills for jobs and employers get a job-ready workforce into the future.
“Today’s students expect that training will reflect the information accessibility and immediacy of their connected lives,” said Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills, John Barilaro.
“TAFE NSW is responding by delivering training where, when and how students want and in settings that resemble real-world work and social environments.”
New courses and learning opportunities, a personalised and connected learning experience and better access to teachers both on and off site will give students greater accessibility, flexibility and mobility,
“In the long term TAFE NSW’s innovative learning approaches will roll out across the state bringing training and jobs to regional areas. The establishment of a Connected Learning Centre in Murwillumbah ensures that the highest quality training and services are accessible and available to all regardless of location, background or personal circumstances,” said Mr George.
The first four CLCs will be located in: Quirindi, Coonabarabran, Glen Innes and Tenterfield while a further eight are proposed for Corowa, Deniliquin, Grenfell, Murwillumbah, Scone, Singleton, Narrandera and Yamba.