Students from TAFE NSW presented the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) today with keys to two brand new, custom-built social housing dwellings.
The Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall said the two dwellings in Colyton were the 28th project constructed under the partnership between TAFE NSW and FACS. “TAFE NSW gives you the experience and practical skills you need to make you job-ready and I am delighted to see local students from TAFE NSW engaged in such a worthwhile project,” Mr Marshall said.
“The partnership dates back to 1999 and gives pre-apprentices the opportunity to learn on the job and gain hands-on experience that will last a lifetime. “Thirty-two pre-apprentice carpentry students from the TAFE NSW Nirimba College and 38 pre-apprentice plumbing students from the TAFE NSW Mount Druitt College participated in the project which will deliver social housing for people with disabilities. “I am thrilled TAFE NSW students have honed their skills and received real-world training while driving significant benefits to the community and providing safe housing for people in need.”
Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward said the handover meant more vulnerable people in NSW would have access to permanent, stable housing. “NSW is leading the way in providing new homes for our most vulnerable and I would like to thank the students who worked on these houses for helping us deliver more social housing to those who need it most.”