• Jason Regan

Riverina TAFEs Receive Tech Upgrades

The NSW Government is investing $10 million into state-of-the-art technology for TAFE classrooms across the state with Riverina campuses included in the program.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said this latest investment is part of a program delivering technology upgrades to over 1500 learning spaces across 134 metropolitan, regional and rural TAFE NSW campuses this year.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke shows off her skill at one of the local TAFE campuses

The Cootamundra electorate has received a $160,000 investment, receiving 155 new devices across the Cootamundra, Narrandera, Temora, Young and Cowra campuses.

Each new model computer will come equipped with a keyboard, mouse and a large 27-inch monitor with the capability to view several windows at once.

“The NSW Government is investing in new equipment at TAFE NSW campuses across the state to ensure students have the digital skills they need to gain employment.”
“The classroom asset refresh program is testament to the NSW Government’s commitment to TAFE NSW and delivering the pipeline of skilled workers industry needs.”
“Upgrading technology across our state-wide network of campuses is key to helping students get jobs, and supporting the NSW economy into the future,” Ms Cooke said.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the investment is a prime example of how the NSW Government is investing in modern, industry-standard equipment to support quality educational outcomes.

“The new technology, which is faster and more powerful than before, enables students to access a wider range of computer applications and allows teachers to deliver the highest quality education and training,” Mr Lee said.
“The NSW Government is proud to invest in modern learning equipment to deliver the workforce of the future, and provide students with the digital literacy skills they need to hit the ground running once they graduate.”

For more information about studying at TAFE NSW, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.