Free TAFE study for stu­dents

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - MAR­CEL BAUM

TOWNSVILLE stu­dents can study for free at TAFE in 2019.

Townsville MP Scott Ste­wart out­lined the State Govern­ment’s ini­tia­tive at Townsville State High School yes­ter­day.

Year 12 stu­dents Char­maine Cooke and Nimo Ali Ahmed wel­comed the pro­gram.

“Our lives are just be­gin­ning af­ter Year 12,” Char­maine said.

She said Year 12 had been chal­leng­ing and the free train­ing was a good op­por­tu­nity.

Nimo said as a new im­mi­grant her fo­cus had been on lan­guage devel­op­ment in Year 12. She hopes to work in aged care and the op­por­tu­nity of free train­ing was a bonus.

Mr Ste­wart said he was proud to be in­volved in the free train­ing ini­tia­tive.

“I think this is a great op­por­tu­nity for our young peo­ple,” he said. “What we’re look­ing at do­ing is mak­ing sure they have a path­way, that they know there are op­por­tu­ni­ties for them to go and study at TAFE, get their Cert 3 qual­i­fi­ca­tions, know­ing that there is a job on the hori­zon for them.

“It just gives our young peo­ple an­other op­tion that they can pur­sue.”

Mr Ste­wart said there were 160 qual­i­fi­ca­tions on of­fer across the state in high pri­or­ity in­dus­tries.

OP­POR­TU­NITY: Townsville State High School Year 12 stu­dents Char­maine Cooke and Nimo Ali Ahmed with Townsville MP Scott Ste­wart.

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