TAFE Western has welcomed Ms Susan Carey to Dubbo as the new Director Educational Delivery for the Dubbo Area and the Access and General Education Faculty.
Ms Carey has had a long career in education and training, initially in the school sector but predominantly with TAFE.
She joined TAFE NSW in 1991 as a part-time teacher of literacy and numeracy in Coonabarabran and moved to Riverina Institute in 1998, where her experience included time as Head of Studies and Head of Campus.
To take up the role in Dubbo Ms Carey has moved from Deniliquin where she had been a Head Teacher since 1995 with responsibility for the campuses located in the area.
She has also recently worked as a Program Manager in the Sydney-based Social Inclusion support unit within TAFE NSW.
Among her qualifications, Ms Carey holds a Master of Education (Adult), Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificates in Language, Literacy and Numeracy and Action Learning.
Ms Carey says, "I really am passionate about people having access to educational opportunities. TAFE is the organisation that provides that for so many people."
"TAFE helps people who have disengaged with education to have another chance, to consider new opportunities, and build their confidence to change their lives.
"I have known many students who have struggled to take the first step who have come out the other end with qualifications and a job."
Ms Carey says that she is pleased to be joining TAFE Western in Dubbo. "It's exciting to move to such a beautiful and thriving city which has a wealth of services and industry."
Jason Darney, the previous Director of Educational Delivery in Dubbo, is now working as the Faculty Director of Business and Computing based at Newcastle TAFE.