Take a sneak peek at new TAFE Connected Learning Centre

Cobar’s proposed new TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre, to be constructed in Prince Street, will now also include a multi-trades workshop. ▪ Photo contributed

Cobar’s new state-of-the-art TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre (CLC) will now also include a new multi-trades workshop.

Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway said the investment in this first-class education facility is a major win for Cobar and shows how the NSW Government is delivering for the region.

“I can confirm the next-generation CLC will be complemented by a new multi-trades workshop,” Mr Farraway said.

“This latest investment will extend the range of delivery available through the new CLC, with integrated practical delivery from the dedicated trades workspace.

“And Cobar is the very first location to receive this game-changing extension to the CLC delivery model.

“The roll out of these new modern TAFE NSW facilities is testament to the NSW Government’s commitment to regional communities across the state.”

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the new multi-disciplinary trades workshop is a significant boost for training in Cobar and is specifically designed to operate cohesively with the new Connected Learning Centre.

“The multi-trades workshop will operate alongside the Connected Learning Centre to provide the best that vocational training has to offer in the local community,” Mr Lee said.

“The two new facilities will work in tandem to expand educational opportunities to students in the area – which means people can live and learn close to home.

“Importantly, the facilities will improve learning and job outcomes and provide students and employers with greater choice and better access when it comes to quality education and training.”

The Cobar CLC and multi-trades workshop will be located opposite the Catholic Church in Prince Street.

Tenders for construction are now open with work on the TAFE NSW Cobar Connected Learning Centre and multi-trades hub expected to commence in early 2021.