More Free Training Options During Lockdown

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today welcomed the NSW Government’s additional 3,000 training places for people across NSW to skill up at home during lockdown.

Mr Ward said that an extra 60 short courses are now on offer to study for free including business skills, mental health, marketing, finance and IT skillsets.

“There has never been a more crucial time to upskill or reskill through the pandemic,” he said.

“In these difficult times, the opportunities provided by these courses can have a hugely beneficial impact on the well- being of participants and I acknowledge the NSW Government’s commitment in relation to this additional training,” Mr Ward said.

“These courses are an expansion of the 10 free skillsets recently announced by TAFE NSW.

“We know there is great demand for training at the moment, which is why we have added additional free courses and more training places so people can come out of lockdown with skills they can take with them into the workplace.

“The free courses are available to anyone across the State who is unable to work due to public health orders,” Mr Ward said.

Training will be funded through the JobTrainer program, which has already seen more than 120,000 people in NSW skill up since it was announced in October last year.

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