Vocational training in Menindee is set to receive a significant boost with TAFE NSW embarking on a landmark infrastructure development that will benefit the entire community.
Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries today announced that a brand new, state-of-the-art learning facility would open in Haberfield Street in late August, and totally transform the educational and training options available in Menindee.
“This new building is a vitally important investment for the Menindee community and helps deliver on the NSW Government’s commitment to train the workforce of the future,” Kevin Humphries said.
“This investment will enable TAFE NSW to provide more modern facilities for teaching and learning and will provide the people of Menindee with more accessible and relevant services to obtain the skills they need to get the jobs they want.
“The building is a purpose-built, contemporary learning facility which will be fitted with the latest technology and offer flexible study options that will significantly enhance the learning experience of students.”
Kevin Humphries said the building, which is more than 20 metres long, was built by construction students at TAFE NSW Dubbo before being transported to Menindee earlier this week.
“Twenty Certificate II in Construction students worked on the building as part of their studies under the expert eye of industry professionals,” Kevin Humphries said.
“The students felt an enormous sense of pride in their work and the project, and did a magnificent job.
“This collaborative approach has not only helped these students acquire real-life skills required to enter the workforce, but it’s delivered the Menindee community with a modern, new facility.
“The value to the region in having first-class education facilities cannot be underestimated and this demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to the people of Menindee and very much cements TAFE NSW’s presence in the community,” Kevin Humphries said.