TAFE NSW will assist local businesses, residents and employers by providing training for the future skills requirement of the City and the Inner South of Sydney.

Minister for Skills John Barilaro said training, workshops and a community engagement program at one of NSW’s biggest urban renewal sites at Green Square in Sydney, is at the centre of a new TAFE NSW initiative launched today.

“TAFE NSW with support from the City of Sydney will now deliver the training for jobs on-site during the construction of Green Square, which will create 4,000 jobs during the building phase and more than 21,000 new jobs post-construction,” Mr Barilaro said.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the City of Sydney was delighted to welcome TAFE NSW to Green Square.

“We’re committed to doing everything we can to ensure Green Square will be a world-class urban neighbourhood with all the services and community facilities its residents and workers need.

“I congratulate TAFE NSW for seizing the opportunity to bring the first post-secondary education service to Green Square, and we look forward to working with them to help build a stronger and more highly-skilled community.”

The training venue in Green Square will initially offer classes in construction, hospitality and information technology and work with local chambers of commerce and local businesses to develop workforce training programs.

“At the same time that job numbers are increasing in key industries, the type of work people are performing in Sydney is also changing. Employers in all sectors need a training provider which can work flexibly with them,” Mr Barilaro said.

“TAFE NSW will align more closely to the industries and occupations which currently have high levels of employment and will continue to do so in the years ahead.”

TAFE NSW will undertake community engagement training programs and workshops for the residents and workers of Green Square in conjunction with the City of Sydney, with plans to open a training delivery location in Green Square soon.

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