Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP joined Minister responsible for TAFE Adam Marshall to herald a new era of learning at the opening of Grenfell TAFE’s new Connected Learning Centre today.

The $4million centre uses the latest technology to enable a wider variety of courses to be held in Grenfell, which Ms Cooke said would be a huge benefit to local residents.

“The Nationals in Government continue to deliver for our region, with this latest investment in Grenfell TAFE part of what is proving to be a game-changer for students,” Ms Cooke said.

“Students can now study the TAFE courses they want locally rather than having to travel to towns like Cowra, Forbes and Young.

“As someone who used to travel as far as Sydney to complete my TAFE studies, I cannot state how exciting it is to see local students given the opportunity to study in their own hometown.”

Minister Marshall said the number of courses available to students throughout the region would be greatly increased thanks to the new $4 million state-of-the-art facility.

“The Nationals in Government are investing in our students’ future by expanding TAFE NSW to ensure regional students have access to the training they need to get a job,” Minister Marshall said.

“The new Grenfell TAFE will dramatically expand choice for students, offering 20 new courses in areas such as Agriculture, Business, Early Childhood Education and Care and Tourism.

“This is the eighth new TAFE facility the Nationals in Government have rolled out in regional NSW in just over 12 months.”

CLCs are a key initiative of the NSW Government’s ONE TAFE NSW reforms which will enable TAFE NSW to deliver modern, flexible and industry relevant training across regional NSW.