Member for Oatley, Mark Coure joined Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Geoff Lee today to officially open the new multi-million dollar health training facility at St George TAFE, Kogarah.
The upgraded facilities will enhance training opportunities in the St George area and are part of the NSW Government’s ongoing investment in TAFE that ensures the State’s training provider is equipped to meet the needs of students and employers now and in the future.
“I’m very excited to announce the opening of the state-of-art Nursing and Aged Care facilities here at St George TAFE,” Mr Coure said.
“This is part of the NSW Government’s multi-million dollar ongoing investment in capital works projects across the TAFE network which will see our public vocational education provider deliver the skilled graduates our State needs.
“Health and wellbeing are among the fastest growing courses across TAFE NSW, and this is reflected locally, where enrolments have been surging in recent years.
“These new facilities have been built to reflect current industry practice and will deliver a much needed increase in local training capacity to match growing demand in the St George area.”
The new $4.2 million facility provides state-of-the-art, contemporary simulated learning environments and has enabled the co-location of the Nursing, Ageing and Disability fields.
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said this multi-million dollar investment will equip students with the job-ready skills local employers are calling for in the St George area.
“The NSW Government’s significant redevelopment of St George Hospital means strong demand for a skilled health workforce,” Mr Lee said.
“I am proud to be part of a Government committed to expanding training opportunities in the St George area. This multi-million dollar investment will help equip students with the real world skills they need to excel in the health sector.”
The NSW Government’s 2018/19 Budget is investing $179.5 million in capital expenditure to support 25 major capital works projects at TAFE NSW; an increase of $48.5 million compared to 2017-18.