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TAFE NSW Cessnock to benefit from $1.2 million cash splash


TAFE NSW campuses in the Electorate of Cessnock will receive a funding boost, with the NSW Government investing $1.2 million to upgrade campus infrastructure and improve digital connectivity.  

The investment is part of a $300 million state-wide program delivering upgraded facilities and equipment to more than 120 TAFE NSW campuses across the state this financial year. 

Cessnock campuses will receive upgraded horticulture and agribusiness teaching facilities at Kurri Kurri, improved campus amenities, including air conditioning and fire safety upgrades at TAFE NSW Cessnock and Kurri Kurri, and Wi-Fi upgrades and new digital devices at TAFE NSW Cessnock.  

The funding is part of the NSW Government’s record $2.131 billion investment in TAFE NSW through the 2023-24 State Budget.  

State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr says updated equipment will better prepare students. 

“TAFE NSW plays a vital role in supporting the local economy by equipping students with the industry-aligned skills that employers need.  

“When students learn their craft or trade using industry-standard equipment, and high-quality digital technology, they are much more likely to graduate with the kind of job-ready skills that employers are looking for.  

“This investment ensures our local TAFE NSW campuses are equipped to meet the educational and employment needs of the local community.”  

Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education, Steve Whan blames the previous government for leaving regional learning centres behind.

“Students and teachers need to have functional classrooms and access to industry-standard equipment.  

“Stories of neglected classrooms, poor Wi-Fi connectivity, and out-of-date teaching equipment shine a spotlight on the decade of neglect by the previous Liberal-National Government.  

“The NSW Labor Government is doing something about it.  

“This continued investment in TAFE NSW facilities will expand learning opportunities in local communities, improve educational outcomes, and support the state’s critical skills needs.” 

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