TAFE Western hosted a cocktail party and information night followed by an Open Day at the Cobar campus last week in an effort to showcase their numerous training opportunities to local businesses.
TAFE Western’s Cobar Campus manager Deanne Piper said the events were aimed at increasing TAFE Western’s public profile in Cobar.
“We wanted to showcase to business what we can offer by way of traineeships, competency based training and assessment, skillsets etc and we’re really hoping to get some feedback on what training Cobar businesses require and how that training could be delivered,” Ms Piper said.
She said the aim of the Open Day was to also increase the community’s awareness of TAFE Western’s flexible delivery options.
“I believe people are still quite sceptical about online/distance study so I wanted to give them a chance to ‘see it in action’.
The Open Day featured a range of mobile learning units including a Mining Simulator, as well as TAFE’s Nursing, Children’s Services and Automotive trailers.
TAFE Western’s manager of customer service and campus facilities, Murray Jewkes said the events were an opportunity for TAFE Western to engage with local business and the community.
“We want to let them know what our capacity is to support the training needs of industry, business and community in Cobar and to showcase our facility at the Cobar TAFE College in terms of our online delivery, our mobile learning units which include the high tech mining and confined spaces simulators, and also our children services, automotive and nursing units.
“We want to help support the economy of Cobar and the businesses of Cobar,” Mr Jewkes said.
The cocktail evening is specifically targeted at local business, there