Minister Gayle Teirney and local representatives (Credit: GoTafe, Shepparton)
Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today visited GOTAFE’s Shepparton campus to announce almost $7.5 million to deliver 12 new TAFE courses as well as funding to support GOTAFE’s community services.
A number of new courses will support Indigenous Australians to access apprenticeships, traineeships and training. GOTAFE is partnering with Indigenous National Technology & Telecom Network to provide pathways into telecommunications training and employment.
Indigenous National Technology & Telecom Network expects to create 120 new jobs over the next 3 years with 44 in the Hume region available to well-trained Indigenous Australians.
The new courses are being funded through the Regional Specialist Training Fund, which is ensuring students receive high quality training that delivers the workforce skills employers need.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney
“GOTAFE and partner INTTN is vital to delivering quality training to people in Northern Victoria – that’s why we’re funding 12 new courses and boosting support for students.”
“This funding means that more people will have access training closer to home and get the support they need to finish their course.”
Quotes attributable to INTTN CEO, Jade Miller
"INTTN welcomes the support of Andrews Labour Government and GoTafe as our RTO Partner to deliver training that will deliver social and economic impacts to the local community."