TAFE NSW campuses in Dubbo and Mudgee are set to benefit from their share of a $100 million state-wide investment in TAFE NSW facilities and equipment.
The investment will focus on campus maintenance programs including plumbing, minor construction and fire safety.
Funding will also be allocated for a range of new training equipment including a CAT grader, thermal imaging camera, air seeder and a sand blasting booth at Dubbo’s Mitchell Highway campus, and cots and bedding equipment, milling machines and a tooling machine at Mudgee’s Ulan Road campus.
Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders welcomed the announcement, which will provide quality options for students embarking in tertiary studies.
“This is a wonderful investment in maintaining and upgrading public training facilities in the Dubbo and Mudgee communities”, Mr Saunders said.
“Investment in training is critical to the success of our state’s economy. The key to getting a great job is having access to the best training and facilities.”
Further to the maintenance announcement, TAFE NSW Dubbo will be one of 26 campuses across NSW to receive part of $20 million of funding for the construction of new classroom-based connected learning points.
“Upgrading classroom technology at TAFE NSW Dubbo will enhance students learning experiences, and help build a highly skilled workforce for the region’s agricultural, hospitality, nursing, and children’s services sectors,” Mr Saunders said.
“The funding will go towards creating digitally-enabled classrooms through the installation of PCs, high tech screens and cameras, screen casting hardware, and interactive teaching displays.”