Singleton TAFE opens multimillion-dollar Connected Learning Centre

OPENING DAY: Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen MP officially opened the multi-million dollar TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre in Singleton this morning.
OPENING DAY: Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen MP officially opened the multi-million dollar TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre in Singleton this morning.

Singleton residents will now have access to a wider range of training to help them get the job they need thanks to a new TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre.

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen officially opened the multi-million dollar facility before distinguished guests including Cnr. Sue Moore and author James Wilson-Miller.

"The Nationals in Government are investing in the future of residents in rural and regional communities by providing greater access to training closer to home," Mr Johnsen declared.

"The new centre will complement the existing campus by providing locals with access to almost double the amount of courses already on offer."

TRADITIONAL OWNERS: Michael Johnsen MP meets with the Miller family before the unveiled painting 'Aunty Kath's Connection to Country'. The extravagant piece is one of many stories associated with the Wonnarua people and, in particular, Aunty Kathleen Miller (pictured).

TRADITIONAL OWNERS: Michael Johnsen MP meets with the Miller family before the unveiled painting 'Aunty Kath's Connection to Country'. The extravagant piece is one of many stories associated with the Wonnarua people and, in particular, Aunty Kathleen Miller (pictured).

Northern Tablelands representative Adam Marshall MP, the minister responsible for TAFE NSW, was unable to attend today's ceremony (his presence was required at his electorate due to the current bush fires).

Prior to the opening Mr Marshall stated that the new centre is part of the NSW Nationals commitment to expand the footprint of TAFE.

"The Nationals in Government are ensuring regional communities have better access to education and training by delivering more TAFE campuses across the state," Mr Marshall added.

New courses available for the first time include:

- Customer Service

- Leadership and Management

- Tourism