Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced today Grenfell will have greater access to future-focused training, following TAFE NSW’s recent purchase of a property to construct a modern Connected Learning Centre (CLC).

Ms Cooke said the property acquisition will enable Australia’s largest education and training provider to lodge a Development Application marking the first step in delivering a multi-million dollar CLC for the region.

“The NSW Government is committed to investing in the future of education in regional communities,” Ms Cooke said.

“The purchase of this land means TAFE NSW is on its way to delivering high-quality, state-of-the-art learning experiences in new, modern and digitally-enabled learning facilities in our local community.

“When completed, the new CLC will be a multi-purpose learning facility where students receive personalised learning experiences, access to teachers both on and off-site, and directly relevant training for skills shortages of the future.”

TAFE NSW reached an agreement to purchase the parcel of land located at 44 George Street, Grenfell from the Weddin Shire Council last month.

“The location of this site is ideal for a CLC, close to the town centre and amenities. TAFE NSW and the Council have worked closely to enable the establishment of the next generation learning facility,” Ms Cooke said.

Detailed plans of the education and training facility will be available to the public after the Development Application is placed on exhibition on the Weddin Shire Council website and Community Hub following lodgement in coming days. TAFE NSW will have staff available during the exhibition phase to assist the community to examine the proposal.

Ms Cooke is encouraging local residents to find out more about how the new learning facility will function by taking a virtual fly-through of a CLC on the TAFE NSW website: www.tafensw.edu.au/clc

The NSW Government is currently constructing CLCs elsewhere in the Riverina at Deniliquin and Narrandera.