TAFE Western Orange College will be a hive of activity next Thursday, January 19, with lots of cutting edge and interactive activities planned to showcase the amazing learning opportunities that will be available at TAFE in 2017.
Relieving College Team Leader Sharon Long said the Open Day would run from 9am-7pm, providing potential students with unprecedented access to TAFE Western’s facilities, teachers and support services.
“With a new year comes new opportunities and we’re looking forward to showcasing our outstanding facilities, course offerings, employer partnerships and remote learning options, as well as focusing on student success stories and job opportunities,” Mrs Long said.
“Our administration officers, counsellors, disability consultants, student engagement officers and Aboriginal student support officers will be available in the Student Hub. Teaching staff will be available in their individual sections, ensuring that we can offer advice and options to everyone, no matter their age, ability or circumstances.
“Included in our Open Day will be tours of both the March Street and Forest Road College sites every hour from 9am-4pm, as well as some hands-on demonstrations.”
Some of these demonstrations include:
Nursing will use a mannequin to simulate patient care and show off their new nursing lab.
Mrs Long said TAFE Western would have a promotional stall in the Orange City Centre from 10am-4pm on Wednesday, January 18, where people can find out information about courses and register for tours at both March Street and Forest Road sites.
People can also register to take part in the tours by calling the Orange College on 6391 5777 or interested people can just turn up and register on the day.
“If you are looking for a new career path, would like to update your current skill set or have finished school in 2016 and are considering your options, then come along to our Open Day,” Mrs Long said.
Other features of the Orange College Open Day include:
A Hot Topic focus on the growth of Disability Support, including guest speakers and other activities;
TAFE Western Acting Institute Director Adam Bennett said the Open Day event was part of a state-wide TAFE NSW Open Week initiative, encouraging people to ‘Be Ambitious’.
“This is the first time that TAFE NSW is holding a collaborative state-wide event that is expected to attract more than 40,000 people,” Mr Bennett said.
“Whether you’re looking for a career in technology, animal studies, nursing, horticulture or construction, come and discover TAFE NSW’s vast array of more than 1200 courses, receive one-on-one course advice, take a tour of the Orange TAFE College and learn how TAFE NSW, the state’s leading education and skills training provider, can secure you a job and help find a career you love.”
For more information about the Orange College Open Day, please visit www.tafewestern.edu.au or phone the college on (02) 6391 5777.