Federation Training has launched a community consultation process so it can hear directly from the local community to help shape the future of TAFE in Gippsland.
Gippsland’s local and trusted TAFE is currently undertaking significant capital works projects which includes a $35.5 million upgrade of its Morwell campus and the creation of a brand new $25 million TAFE facility in the Port of Sale.
To coincide with this major upgrade to its facilities, throughout May and June this year Federation Training will be seeking the views of the community, local schools, industry and business to better understand the education and training needs in the Shire of Wellington and Latrobe Valley.
The community can have its say by completing an online or hard copy survey, or visiting one of the pop-ups that will be appearing throughout the region over the coming weeks. Targeted conversations will also occur with local schools, industry and business to seek their input.
Chief Executive Officer, Mr Grant Radford, said that Federation Training’s curriculum review, past community forums and the advice of the Skills Commissioner has been used to compile a mix of courses and delivery options that the institution wants to test with the local community.
“We want to ensure that the courses we offer, the way we deliver training and the facilities we provide meet the diverse needs of our students, our communities, local business and industry,” Mr Radford said.
“Whether you fill out the survey or visit one of the pop-up stalls that will be in place, this is an opportunity for the people in the Shire of Wellington and the Latrobe Valley to have their say on the future of TAFE in their region.”