Students at Dubbo’s TAFE NSW campus will benefit from a $719,000 investment in the latest commercial cookery equipment, virtually enabled teaching and learning spaces, and new classroom devices.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the investment is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to increase access to face-to-face and hands-on learning, as well as provide flexible and engaging virtual study options, coupled with better classroom technology.
“More than $200,000 has been used to purchase state-of-the-art cookery equipment that supports enhanced training in simulated and hands-on scenarios, including two commercial Combi-Steam ovens, an ice machine, three refrigeration compressors and a dishwasher,” Mr Saunders said.
“This equipment demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to providing the educational tools needed to deliver highly-skilled, job-ready graduates in an industry that is experiencing a shortage of skilled workers.”
As part of this investment, the NSW Government has also delivered 125 new computers, valued at $132,625, across both of Dubbo’s TAFE NSW campuses. The new technology, which is faster and more powerful than before, enables students to access a broader range of computer applications and allows teachers to deliver the highest quality education and training.
In addition, the investment will see four new virtually enabled teaching and learning spaces, called Connected Learning Points, built between the two campuses.
Mr Saunders said the four high-tech, modern facilities, with a combined value of $390,000, will increase and enhance training opportunities in Dubbo.
“Dubbo’s high-tech, modern learning spaces will allow local students to connect to more courses and engage in virtually enabled live practical demonstrations with industry-leading teachers,” Mr Saunders said.
For hundreds of course options, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.