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$5.3 MILLION FOR GOTAFE TO BOOST LEARNING SUPPORT 0

IMG_2850Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert today visited GOTAFE’s Shepparton Campus to announce $5.3 million to boost support for vulnerable students.

The funding, from the Labor Government’s $320 million TAFE Rescue Fund, is a boost for vital programs that support disadvantaged locals to access training and support, including its Literacy and Numeracy support program. Read more

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NEW SKILLS & JOBS CENTRE LAUNCHED IN SHEPPARTON 0

IMG_2875Minister for Training and Skills, The Hon Steve Herbert launched the brand new Skills and Jobs Centre in Shepparton today.

This Centre is one of a network of Skills & Jobs Centres currently under development at TAFE’s across the state including Wangaratta and Wodonga in the North East. Each of the centres are tailored to meet the needs of their local communities and industries, with coordinated, intensive support services. Read more

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IMPORTANCE OF APPENTICESHIPS FOR SURVIVAL OF INDUSTRY 0

A new report released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research indicates the number of people commencing Apprenticeships has slumped by almost 20 per cent over the past year.

“Apprenticeships are declining across many of our vital industries,” explained GOTAFE Commercial Manager for Automotive and Engineering, Brett Ambrosio. Read more

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LOCAL APPRENTICES DOMINATE AT REGIONAL MBA AWARDS 0

Facebook_1200x628_2015 Trade Awards_Shepparton8Two GOTAFE Apprentices have taken out the top awards at Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBA) North East Region Awards event held last Tuesday night.

John Mason won the major award for Outstanding Apprentice for the North East Region, while Nicholas Bateman claimed the Employer Nominated Award. Read more

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NATIONAL DAIRY CONFERENCE CONVERGES ON SHEPPARTON

GOTAFE’s National Centre for Dairy Education (NCDE) are set to welcome industry delegates from across the country at this week’s Australian Dairy Conference.

Held at Shepparton’s Eastbank Centre, the two day conference will see 300 dairy farmers, scientists and industry leaders discuss the future of the industry during a range of seminars. Read more

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AUSTRALIA’S BEST BAKERS TO COMPETE IN SHEPPARTON 0

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The Baking Association of Australia’s (BAA) annual Baking Show will once again be held in Shepparton next weekend.

The Baking Show is celebrating a landmark tenth year in Shepparton and has now outgrown its previous location, the GOTAFE Fryers Street Campus Baking Facility. This year, the McIntosh Centre at the Shepparton Showgrounds will be transformed into a hub of flour and yeast for the very first time. Read more

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UNIQUE DANCE PROGRAM LAUNCHES IN WANGARATTA

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GOTAFE’s Regional Academy of Dramatic Arts (GRADA) will open the doors to a new dance studio in Wangaratta later this month.

GRADA is the premier program for Performing Arts and Theatre Production training in regional Victoria. Read more

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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS LEARN FROM THE BEST

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GOTAFE’s National Centre for Dairy Education will play host to a contingent of Vietnamese cheesemakers next week at the GOTAFE Werribee Campus.

The six representatives from TH Milk Joint Stock Company, Brenntag Vietnam Ltd and Chr-Hansen will join a three day practical cheesemaking course. The group has been sponsored by Chr-Hansen, an international starter culture supplier for the dairy industry.

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WHY NOT CONSIDER STUDYING WITH GOTAFE

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If you are still not sure what you want to do after VCE, why not consider studying with GOTAFE? Get job-ready skills for employment or choose a course that can give you credit points into the University degree of your choice.

GOTAFE offers hundreds of nationally recognised courses and provides students with practical hands-on skills, designed to allow students to follow their passion and increase their employability. Read more