With courses for nine out of 10 of the most in-demand careers already delivered by TAFE NSW, it makes sense to check out the vocational education stall set up in Armidale Central and manned by Jo Thomas and Therese Duggan.
"We're here to provide information about some of the courses during this week's Infofest," Jo said.
"There is information about all the courses available at the Armicale Campus, and we've also got information on all the online courses as well.
"We're offering lots of courses for Cert III subjects, disability, nursing, we've got Diplomas of Counselling, agriculture, business administration and many more."
Therese said there were more than 1000 courses to consider.
"We have a list of these on the table here, or you can walk into the campus or we have them online," she said.
"If people are thinking of doing a course they need to get onto it pretty well right away," she said.
"Although, most classes are starting on February 3. A lot of courses do take ongoing enrolments and you can enrol in online courses anytime."
TAFE NSW regional general manager Kate Baxter said with the announcement of fee-free traineeships and apprenticeships, together with Smart and Skilled funding, there has 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," she said.
"With entry level courses to bachelor degrees, 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.
"I encourage anyone who is considering learning a new skill in 2020 to visit their local TAFE NSW facility between January 20-24 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au for further information and online information sessions."
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