• Hannah Phillips

Wagga TAFE Recruiting New Teachers

The NSW Government has today announced the establishment of a TAFE Teacher Recruitment Taskforce that has promised to deliver 7 new teachers in Wagga Wagga, benefiting the entire Riverina region.

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Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire said: “These new teachers are a huge win for Wagga Wagga and will deliver education and training support to our local students to help them upskill or get a new job."

Adam Marshall is the Minister responsible for TAFE NSW and said the new teachers would allow the facility to cater for increased enrolment demand in skilled trade qualifications.

“TAFE NSW is experiencing strong enrolment demand for Government-funded trade apprenticeships with data revealing a 19% increase in enrolments for electricians and an 11% increase for carpenters and plumbers compared to this time last year,” he said.

“The NSW Government is getting out on the front foot and coordinating an unprecedented recruitment drive for 253 new frontline TAFE teachers in response to this demand.

“Regional and rural NSW will benefit greatly from this initiative, receiving 112 of the new TAFE teachers.

“The NSW Government’s reforms to NSW TAFE are all about funnelling resources into frontline teaching while reducing back office duplication, and this announcement shows these efforts are paying off."

Mr Maguire also commented on the opportunity the Recruitment Taskforce will provide for local students, saying it will: “improve access to the world class teaching and skills training TAFE is renowned for.

“I look forward to welcoming these new teachers to Wagga Wagga.

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