Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee is encouraging Goulburn electorate school leavers and job seekers to explore their vocational training options during the annual TAFE NSW local InfoFest showcase.

Mr Lee said with the recent announcement of the hundreds of fee-free and low cost courses under the NSW Government’s JobTrainer program, there’s never been a better time to consider vocational education and training options.

“TAFE NSW is Australia’s largest provider of training for in-demand and emerging skills. Industries like information technology, aged care, and construction are looking for job ready, industry-trained graduates,” Mr Lee said.

“With short courses in coding and digital security, through to bachelor degrees in early childhood, TAFE NSW is an obvious choice for people looking to secure their first job, win a promotion, or embark on a career change,” Mr Lee said.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said TAFE NSW students are in high demand because of the quality of their education, and ability to hit the ground running with the job-ready skills that employers are looking for.

“Visitors to local and online information sessions and campus tours during InfoFest will learn more about how studying at TAFE NSW can ensure that they have the right skills for the jobs of tomorrow,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“InfoFest will provide prospective students with an invaluable opportunity to explore the innovative range of course options, join interactive workshops, meet with industry-expert teachers, and experience the practical, state-of-the-art facilities at TAFE NSW.

“I encourage people to visit their local TAFE NSW campus between 18-22 January or visit http://www.tafensw.edu.au/infofest for further information and online information sessions.”