Griffith is set to become the state’s epicentre for agribusiness learning, following NSW TAFE’s move to create what they’re calling their agriculture SkillsPoint HQ in the town.
A SkillsPoint is the intersection 'point' where TAFE experts meet with business and industry leaders to help design and produce future courses.
The decision will create around 14 new jobs in Griffith, some of which are currently advertised.
Griffith mayor John Dal Broi called the decision “a major coup” for the MIA.
“It’s fantastic news and an acknowledgment that Griffith is now a major player in agribusiness and a regional hub”.
Griffith is one of six regional SkillsPoint HQs in NSW, alongside Newcastle, Tamworth, Queanbeyan, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour; all of which specialise in other areas.
“It’s not just good for Griffith, but for the entire region, including Leeton, Hillston and Coleambally”.
State member for Murray Austin Evans also praised the decision.
“The Griffith-based SkillsPoint HQ will be driving TAFE NSW’s state-wide strategy for Agribusiness.”
“The Agribusiness SkillsPoint HQ in Griffith will employ a local team of around 14 people, who will leverage the statewide resources of industry and TAFE NSW to create high quality, scalable education and training across NSW.”
“It makes sense to locate this future-focused initiative right here in Griffith, where we have a wealth of industry expertise, innovation and leadership.”