TAFE Western and the National Association for Loss and Grief (NALAG) Dubbo Centre have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will provide a myriad of benefits for both organisations, staff and students in the Dubbo and surrounding community.
That’s the opinion of TAFE Western Relieving Institute Director Susan Carey, who said this partnership was exciting as both organisations look to build on their already successful working relationship.
“TAFE and NALAG have had a very productive and worthwhile collaboration and working relationship for more than 16 years and this MOU is a strong commitment to continue to develop this flourishing partnership,” Ms Carey said.
“This agreement has been developed in close consultation between both organisations and will not only prove beneficial for our staff, but also hundreds of students and members of the local community.”
As part of the agreement, TAFE Western will be responsible for assisting with community events and projects which link with student outcomes, negotiating appropriate work placements for students, strengthening relationships with industry and identifying training opportunities for volunteers and staff.
NALAG will be responsible for placement of TAFE students where appropriate, providing access to education and workshops, sharing important NALAG resources and working on opportunities for collaboration on special projects.
Ms Carey said the MOU was in place immediately and would continue until June 30, 2018.
** TAFE Western Business Capability Coordinator Julie Cross, NALAB Board member Kerry Frost and Education, Grief Counsellor and Manager of Dubbo NALAG Trudy Hansen at the MOU signing in Dubbo recently