TAFE NSW - South Western Sydney Institute (SWSi) Director Peter Roberts has pledged to better align training with the needs of local businesses in the region.
The fresh commitment follows Mr Roberts’ decision late last month to accept a second term as TAFE SWSi's top decision-maker, providing the organisation with ongoing and clear direction for the future.
Mr Roberts said a deeper engagement between TAFE SWSi and the business community would help grow the region's economy.
"The south west is one of Sydney’s fastest growing regions, with the State Government forecasting 155,000 new homes to be built and 89,000 new jobs to be created by 2036," Mr Roberts said.
“That’s good news for local businesses as well as local residents looking for meaningful employment in the region.
"TAFE SWSi is well placed to help the region’s businesses capitalise on the opportunities associated with a growing population by ensuring local companies have access to customised training and job-ready graduates."
“Key to south western Sydney’s future is establishing a deeper engagement between the region’s largest training provider and the range of businesses that support the region’s economy.
“That’s why I plan to use my second term as TAFE SWSi’s Institute Director to sit down with more local businesses to better meet their training needs.
“I also want to encourage local business people to get in touch with my dedicated team of industry experienced trainers to let us know what you need.”
TAFE SWSi is south western Sydney’s largest training provider, with more than 72,000 course enrolments across its nine colleges each year.
As the 2013 NSW Large Training Provider of the Year, TAFE SWSi offers training solutions to companies in sectors such as health, hospitality, community services, business and construction, manufacturing and transport, business and finance, as well as information technology and design.