Member for Lismore Thomas George has welcomed the announcement a state-of-the-art TAFE Connected Learning Centre (CLC) will be built in Murwillumbah.

The NSW Government has allocated $3.449 million in today’s record Budget for the construction of the new education facility.

Mr George said operational the CLC will offer tailored courses to fill trade gaps in Murwillumbah and the greater Tweed area.

“This announcement of $3.449 million by NSW Government is an absolute game changer for local education delivery and demonstrates how The NSW Nationals in Government is delivering top education facilities in Murwillumbah.

“The CLC model, like the one already operating in Tenterfield, offers greater access for students to teaching staff and high quality educational resources right on their doorstep.

“Each CLC has been custom designed to utilise modern, digitally-enabled technologies, such as simulations and virtual reality experiences, to offer you a wider range of choices, more accessible, practical training, and flexible learning.

“Through the leadership of Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro today’s budget has been one which continues the great work already being done to create new jobs and maintain infrastructure in rural and regional areas.

“This investment into the Connected Learning Centre goes hand in hand with the announcement the Government has already made to provide 100,000 free TAFE apprenticeships.

“These apprenticeships will ensure there is a strong pipeline of skilled workers across the state,” Mr George said.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.