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NSW leading the nation in skilling Australians

More than 100,000 people in NSW have taken up fee free courses since the joint Federal-State JobTrainer initiative was first introduced in October last year.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said NSW was now leading the nation in equipping people with skills after more than half of Australia’s JobTrainer enrolments hailed from NSW.

Health and individual support, community services, construction, business administration and IT have been the most popular courses across the State.

“These strong enrolment figures show how crucial reskilling and upskilling has been during this difficult period so the people of NSW can land on their feet after the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Lee said.

“By investing in a skills-led recovery, the NSW Government is not only future-proofing jobs but ensuring people have the right skills to plug current shortages.

“We’ve already seen these free courses translate to employment for thousands of people and I want to thank and encourage the people of NSW who are using the lockdown period to upskill or reskill during the pandemic.”

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