A MAJOR digital upgrade of TAFE NSW campuses across the Northern Tablelands will expand access to training opportunities for local students.
Local State MP Adam Marshall on Wednesday announced the installation of contemporary digitally enabled virtual teaching and learning spaces at Armidale, Boggabilla, Inverell, and Moree.
Mr Marshall said TAFE NSW was increasing its capabilities to deliver courses to rural and regional communities.
"This investment forms part of a $20 million initiative to build 200 high-tech, modern learning spaces to support virtual learning across TAFE NSW campuses by May next year," Mr Marshall said.
"The four local campuses will be fitted with state-of-the art digitally enabled learning spaces, designed to link local students with a state-wide network of industry qualified TAFE teachers."
As part of the investment, a number of specialist facilities across NSW will be upgraded.
That will include workshops, kitchens, and laboratories which will be fitted with technology and equipment to support practical demonstrations.
"This investment ensures people living in regional communities have access to a greater range of teacher-led, digitally enabled courses and allows them to build skills highly valued by employers, such as digital literacy, remote working, problem-solving, and resilience."
Construction of 200 connected facilities will commence across NSW in coming months.
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