Potential students will have unprecedented access to TAFE Western’s Cobar College during an informative open day on September 4.
Cobar College Team Leader Deanne Piper said it was the perfect opportunity for members of the community to come and inspect the state-of-the-art learning facilities and talk to staff about their future study options.
“We’re really lucky at Cobar College to have a fully equipped connected classroom as well as two portable video conference units,” Ms Piper said.
“This not only provides a huge variety of course options for our students, but it also offers flexible learning options, which is really important in remote communities like Cobar.
“At the moment we have students enrolled in a number of courses including Health Services, Child Studies, Education Support and Business remotely through our virtual college TAFE Western Connect (TWC) program.
“Gone are the days when students want to travel every day to study, or spend all day inside a classroom – so through TWC students can learn remotely, often from the comfort of their own home or workplace.”
Ms Piper said other unique and award-winning study options would also be on display.
“We will have a Nursing Mobile Learning Unit, along with an Automotive Trailer, Mining Simulator and Confined Spaces Trailer,” Ms Piper said.
“We will showcase the award-winning Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program and have an interactive Aboriginal language display.
“School students who are leaving school may not be sure what they want to do next year, or someone may be looking for a change in career – either way I’m encouraging them to come and learn about the range of careers available at TAFE Western.”