TAFE funding to jumpstart our COVID recovery

Dubbo is set to share in the NSW Government’s $100 million investment in TAFE NSW, including new equipment to help train workers in some high-demand industries.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said more than $600,000 will be invested across both TAFE NSW Dubbo campuses, spanning a range of industries including agriculture, hospitality, construction and manufacturing.

The investment, which has been made in consultation with local campuses, includes:

  • beverage chiller and other hospitality equipment, valued at more than $140,000
  • plug in electric vehicle with charger and tools, valued at $60,000
  • construction equipment valued at more than $27,000
  • industry-leading woolpress, valued at more than $18,000, and five new shearing plant for the TAFE NSW Dubbo Rural Skills Centre

“Before this outbreak started we know many of our restaurants and cafes were struggling to find staff, while the housing shortage means we are set for a construction boom,” Mr Saunders said.

“We also know there are concerns around labour shortages in the agricultural sector, including shearing and wool-handling.

“That’s why the NSW Government has invested in new equipment, to ensure that when we do emerge from this pandemic, workers and businesses in our region have the skills they need to thrive!”

For more information about studying at TAFE NSW, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.

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