A new multi-million dollar state-of-the-art transport, engineering and technology centre is taking shape at the TAFE South Western Sydney Institute in Wetherill Park, to boost training and career opportunities for Western Sydney students.
Minister for Skills John Barilaro said the centre will be the largest training facility of its kind in Sydney and will offer an integrated delivery approach to training in transport technology to meet the needs of students and industry into the future.
“The centre will be a 21st century learning environment, changing from a traditional teacher-centric model to a modern learner-centric model that will provide a better student experience to meet demand in automotive transport, engineering, technology and logistics,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Flexible learning is the key to improved educational outcomes for students attending the state-of-the art Centre.
“As automotive technologies continue to rapidly change, the Transport and Engineering Technology Centre will have the capacity to adapt learning spaces quickly and efficiently to keep pace,” he said.
The centre is designed to be at the cutting edge of innovative learning and will provide career opportunities to people in the South Western Sydney region and beyond.
Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the classrooms, workshops and common areas and the integration of proven technologies will allow students to be engaged in workshop projects and activities rather than following a traditional lock step classroom delivery.
The Technology Centre will open in 2016 and offer students a number of course options including light vehicle technology, heavy vehicle mechanical technology, plant mechanics, automotive electrical technology, speciality automotive courses and engineering technology courses.