7 December 2020

Bega locals encouraged to reskill under TAFE NSW JobTrainer and Summer Skills programs

| Sharon Kelley
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TAFE NSW managing director Steffen Faurby.

TAFE NSW managing director Steffen Faurby is encouraging job seekers and school leavers to enrol in the JobTrainer and Summer Skills programs. Photo: Supplied.

TAFE NSW managing director Steffen Faurby has announced TAFE NSW will play a leading role in helping Bega locals reskill for jobs of the future as part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

The NSW Government has committed close to $160 million to match the Australian Government’s JobTrainer fund to subsidise enrolments. The free and low-cost courses are targeted at areas experiencing growth in employment, such as healthcare, early childhood, community services, food sciences, agriculture, horticulture, accounting, finance and building trades.

Mr Faurby urged locals to find out how the JobTrainer and Summer Skills programs can help them learn skills that will be in demand in the post-COVID-19 jobs market.

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“We have to skill the workforce to take advantage of future job opportunities which may be very different to jobs in the pre-COVID-19 economy,” said Mr Faurby.

“TAFE NSW is absolutely committed to ensuring NSW remains the most highly skilled workforce in the country.

“We are working closely with industry to ensure we are delivering a pipeline of job-ready graduates armed with the latest skills to help kickstart the economy.”

TAFE NSW’s fee-free Summer Skills short-course program is specifically designed to help school leavers bridge the gap from school to work, or from school to further study.

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“The Summer Skills program is a great opportunity for young people to get a taste of different industries and ensure they get a headstart in the changing jobs market,” said Mr Faurby.

Enrolments for job seekers and school leavers are now open at TAFE NSW through the JobTrainer and Summer Skills programs.

For further information, including eligibility criteria for JobTrainer and Summer Skills, visit the TAFE NSW website or call 13 16 01.

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