A TAFE New Industries Training Centre: the case for expanded vocational education in the Hunter

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The Hunter is getting a lot of investment in renewable energy developments, decarbonising industry, and new sectors such as battery manufacturing, green hydrogen and offshore wind. We can be a global leader in clean energy and manufacturing.

To secure this future we need a job ready workforce to fill crucial skills gaps and attract further investment. Now is the time for the government to be funding quality public vocational education. We need to create a TAFE New Industries Training Centre.  

Come along and hear from experts and local stakeholders discussing the proposal, and the Hunter Jobs Alliance campaign to win this important investment for our region.

Speakers include:

Chris Briggs – Research Director and Energy Futures Program Lead at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology and Technical Director, Business Renewables Centre-Australia. Key areas of specialisation include corporate renewable energy power purchase agreements, clean energy jobs and supply chains, demand flexibility and the integration of renewable energy. Chris has worked in climate and energy roles as a political adviser, policy maker, program leader and researcher. In the earlier part of his career, Chris was a labour market analyst, including as an Australian Research Council research fellow at the Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney.

More speakers and details to follow in the coming weeks.  RSVP below: