STRENGTHENING ties between an education facility and the community is the aim behind a new face walking the halls at Leeton’s TAFE campus.
Nicholas Wright has recently commenced as the TAFE services co-ordinator at TAFE NSW Leeton, a position with a simple, but powerful job description – community first.
Mr Wright spent his formative years in the Riverina and returned recently to take up the position.
“My personal goal in this role is to never leave any young person thinking that they have no options,” he said.
“We can educate someone, absolutely; but we can also help them navigate the systems they depend on, which is why it is so satisfying to be in this position.
“I am here to connect people with the services they need.
“I’m really looking forward to working closely with the community and making sure we deliver the training and educational opportunities it wants and deserves.”
According to the organisation, TAFE services co-ordinators play a critical role in the daily operations of a site and have a strong focus on community engagement.
TAFE NSW regional general manager Kerry Penton said the roles aims to bring the organisation closer to the community it serves.
“The new services co-ordinators will ensure we continue to be responsive to community and industry needs,” she said.
“It’s a very exciting time at TAFE NSW.”
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