State Shadow Minister for Skills and TAFE Tim Crakanthorp has joined Labor Candidate for South Coast Liza Butler in Ulladulla to discuss Labor’s plan to rebuild the tertiary education system in the Shoalhaven.
The State Opposition said it will get TAFE back on track and tackle the skills crisis, following over a decade of NSW Liberals and Nationals Government.
A Minns Labor Government said it will support NSW TAFE to deliver the long-term strategies needed to resolve the skills crisis, starting with a guarantee that a minimum of 70 per cent of total skills funding will go to TAFE.
Labor said it will also tackle the conditions of TAFE teachers starting with an open dialogue with the sector and the abolishment of the Liberal National Government’s wages cap.
“These commitments are the first step in righting the wrongs of the last decade of mismanagement,” Mr Crakanthorp said.
Ms Butler said the state’s TAFEs used to be a vibrant community hub.
“Now they are shells of their former selves,” Ms Butler said.
“When I speak to the community about TAFE, I always hear back how important it is in making sure our kids get the skills and training they need to enter the workforce.”
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