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Media Release: Investing in Skills for Tomorrow's Workforce
IWD 2017: Championing women's education
After 35 years outside of the education system, mother of six, Caroline Felgate, has achieved her life-long dream of becoming a midwife. Her inspiring story is a great example of TAFE NSW supporting women’s education this International Women’s Day.
“Midwifery had always been a passion of mine, since working as a childbirth educator in the 1980’s. On turning 50 I knew in my heart that I had to try to fulfil my dream of becoming a Midwife, to be able to work with kindness and compassion alongside women through their most life changing experience,” said Caroline.
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TAFE Western Sydney’s online learning arm wins premier Vocational Education and Training Award
Skills Exchanges – Industry Collaboration Award Winner
The Skills Exchanges at Barangaroo and Darling Harbour were recognised for their positive impact and outstanding results for the construction workforce. This collaboration between TAFE Western Sydney and Lendlease has changed the way workforce development needs of employers are met and the ways workers engage with training
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Engaging Generation Z in Information and Communications Technology
Demand for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) workers in Australia is forecast to increase by approximately 70,000 workers in the next four years. Contrary to popular belief, the automating of 40 per cent of all jobs over the next 10 to 15 years means specialists in computing, systems and diagnostics will be highly regarded in the future. Furthermore, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia has concluded that for Australia to sustain the future automated economy, the next generation workforce must have strong ICT literacy.
So why then are enrolments in ICT classes in NSW high schools and TAFE NSW vocational education and training steadily declining? The Engaging Young People in Information Communications Technology Training in TAFE NSW research report reveals that Generation Z, the 15-24 year old student group is global, social, visual and technologically savvy but only have a general understanding of ICT, and little awareness of the huge opportunities offered by a career in this industry.
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Four TAFE NSW Western Sydney representatives progress to Finals of NSW Training Awards
TAFE Western Sydney would like to congratulate our students and teachers who won awards at the recent NSW Regional Training Awards. IT student Curtis Millar won the Regional Trainee of the Year Award, and engineering student, Vivian Tully, took home the Regional Trainee High Achievement Award. Mount Druitt College student, Liam Warburton won the Regional Apprentice of the Year Award and the Regional VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year was awarded to Animal Science teacher Rebecca Coventry. Horticulture teacher Kath Temple also received a High Achievement Award at the Western Sydney Regional Training Awards event on June 18, 2016. Events Management student, Lisa Thorley was named Vocational Student of the Year for the Southern and South Western Sydney Region on Friday 24, June 2016.
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Indigenous Dental Assisting students shine
The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health held their Dental Assisting graduation ceremony at TAFE Western Sydney’s Nepean College on Friday 24 June, 2016. Twelve Certificate III and eight Certificate IV Dental Assisting students were presented with their qualifications. This brings the number of graduates to 60 since the program began with a 98% successful course completion rate. Past students have gone on to complete additional qualifications with one student currently studying a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Sydney.
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Awards for Western Sydney TAFE achievers
Twenty-two of TAFE Western Sydney’s highest achievers were presented with awards last night at the annual Student Excellence Awards event. The event was attended by around 240 guests including award recipients, and government and industry representatives.
Hazelbrook resident and Landscape Designer Peta Frullani was named TAFE Western Sydney’s 2016 Institute Medallist. Institute Director Robin Shreeve paid tribute to the Peta’s achievements as well as that of the other award winners.
“Peta has shown dedication, passion and ambition in working towards her career goals,” Mr Shreeve said.
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Youth employment gets a boost in Western Sydney
Young people in Western Sydney will today have a boost to their employment prospects following the launch of a boot-camp style workforce preparation program at Nirimba College in Quaker’s Hill.
Productivity Bootcamp and TAFE Western Sydney have teamed up to provide this eight week intensive program which allows participants to gain practical skills and experience as well as industry-recognised training.
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Barangaroo Skills Exchange wins partnership award
The highly successful training program behind one of the world’s most ambitious urban renewal projects was today recognised with another award. The Barangaroo Skills Exchange (BSX), a partnership between Lendlease and TAFE Western Sydney was awarded the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue’s Productive Partnerships prize.
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