Gunnedah school leavers are encouraged to explore their vocational education options at the TAFE NSW Gunnedah InfoFest next week.
InfoFest will be held January 20-24, and will provide attendees with information on the wide variety of courses available at the local TAFE.
TAFE NSW regional general manager Kate Baxter said that considering the announcement of fee-free traineeships and apprenticeships, there had never been a better time to consider vocational education and training options.
"Industries across the state, such as construction, nursing and hospitality, are experiencing skills shortages, which means that now is the time for people to get the qualification they need for the job they want," Ms Baxter said.
"With entry level courses to bachelor degrees in areas such as early childhood education, information technology and business, choosing TAFE NSW is an obvious choice for people looking to secure their first job, win a promotion or endeavor on a career change."
Ms Baxter said that visitors to local and online information sessions and campus tours during InfoFest will learn more about how studying one of over 1200 courses at TAFE NSW can turbocharge their career.
"InfoFest will provide prospective students with an invaluable opportunity to explore the innovative range of course options, meet with award winning teachers and explore the practical, hands-on facilities at TAFE NSW," she said.
Interested locals can visit the TAFE NSW website for further information and online information sessions.
Gunnedah TAFE is also offering a pre-apprenticeship course for certificate II in vocational skills, engineering and electrotechnology/automotive this year, which locals are encouraged to apply for.