Chair of the NSW TAFE Commission Board, Ms Margy Osmond, will visit Dubbo this Friday, 8 May 2015 to discuss key local and state educational and training issues at TAFE NSW’s Western Institute Advisory Council meeting.
The TAFE Commission Board makes recommendations to the Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business, John Barilaro, on TAFE NSW policies, strategic planning, the efficiency and effectiveness of TAFE operations and management, commercial activities, and cross-sectoral issues.
Kate Baxter, Institute Director said, “we are very pleased to welcome Ms Osmond to Dubbo to meet with our Institute Advisory Council and discuss the current and future challenges facing TAFE.”
“We’re also looking forward to discussing the work of TAFE Western and the challenges and opportunities relating to education and training in regional areas like Dubbo.”
It is anticipated that discussions will be about how TAFE Western is succeeding in vocational education and training following the implementation of the Smart & Skilled reforms and how TAFE Western will continue to provide its high quality and local training presence across western NSW communities.
The meeting will include a luncheon which Ms Osmond will attend with members of the Western Institute Advisory Council, Dubbo Mayor Mathew Dickerson and senior TAFE Western staff including Institute Director Ms Kate Baxter as they continue informal discussions.