Mudgee TAFE Open Day today

TAKES THE CAKE: David Maynard, of the Mudgee Local Aboriginal Land Council board of directors, cuts the NAIDOC Week cake at the TAFE Open Day.

TAKES THE CAKE: David Maynard, of the Mudgee Local Aboriginal Land Council board of directors, cuts the NAIDOC Week cake at the TAFE Open Day.

TAFE is showcasing its approach to education and training at an Open Day event in Mudgee today (Tuesday, June 20), until 6pm.

This also doubled as a pre-NAIDOC Week celebration.

The Open Day forms part of TAFE NSW Open Week, where 130 locations across the state will collectively highlight their facilities, course offerings, employer partnerships, world-class training and technology.

Mudgee’s Open Day is an opportunity for one-on-one course advice, and to meet the teachers and past graduates from local TAFE NSW campuses to discuss training opportunities.

This includes campus tours, displays, presentations, free tea and coffee.

Potential students who attend the Open Day will also have the chance to view interactive live demonstrations and signature events that are being held right across the state.

 Mudgee’s college team leader Sam Cosgrove said, “whether you are looking for a career you love, skills to score a promotion at work, or a vocation change, TAFE NSW offers more than 1,200 on-campus and online courses, providing flexibility that allows students to balance their study, work and family commitments”.

“We provide skills for today’s jobs and future careers”.

A special pre-NAIDOC Week acknowledgement was held at 12pm.

Aleshia Lonsdale of the Mudgee Local Aboriginal Land Council said that the theme for NAIDOC Week 2017 is ‘Our Languages Mattet’.

“If we think about where we are, a lot of our villages and towns are named after Wiradjuri words and a lot of the words we use everyday for animals and plants are also from Wiradjuri words,” she said.

NAIDOC Week falls in the school holidays, however TAFE Mudgee will still be holding a ceremony at 10am on Wednesday, July 5.

The first state-wide TAFE NSW Open Week, held in January, attracted more than 10,000 attendees to 1,300 events, with a further 26,000 people watching online via Facebook Live events.

For more information on the activities taking place at your local TAFE NSW campus or the Facebook Live events, please visit www.courses.tafensw.edu.au/open-week.

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