Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall today officially turned the first sod at the site of the state-of-the-art Connected Learning Centre (CLC) in Grenfell.

Ms Cooke said the new facility would boost TAFE NSW’s presence in Grenfell and enhance study options for local students.

“The NSW Government is investing $4 million to provide students with the world-class learning facilities they need to study a broader range of courses without being forced to travel long distances to places like Cowra, Young and Orange,” Ms Cooke said.

“Students at this new digitally powered facility will be able to connect into TAFE NSW’s state-wide network of campuses and courses, giving them more choice when it comes to launching their career.

“We are establishing a brand new TAFE NSW presence in Grenfell and giving the community the vocational education and training facilities it deserves and needs.

“This is exciting news for both students and employers in the local area,” she said.

Mr Marshall said CLCs were a core part of the NSW Government’s commitment to strengthen TAFE NSW’s presence in rural and regional NSW and would enhance study options for local students.

“Based on trends at other CLCs, students in Grenfell will potentially be able to access more than double the amount of courses than currently on offer,” Mr Marshall said.

“Institutions like TAFE NSW are core parts of our rural and regional communities and I am absolutely delighted this new facility in Grenfell will boost education and training opportunities for students in the region,” Mr Marshall said.

For more information and a digital tour of a CLC visit – https://www.tafensw.edu.au/clc