Jobs Joint Taskforce
The Joint Taskforce between TAFE NSW and NUW Alliance was established to drive an education-led economic recovery for Western Sydney through the development of rapid training and re-skilling programs.
The taskforce is focused on training in high-demand science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related trades and professions. Its first major project is a pilot program targeting employability for the next generation of practitioners in engineering science, technology and cognate fields such as advanced manufacturing, data analytics, electrical and mechanical systems.
The programs that the taskforce develop will target school leavers and workers across the Western Parkland City, the focus of the 2018 Western Sydney City Deal. Under the Deal, three levels of Government have committed to creating 200,000 knowledge jobs by 2038. The taskforce is pivotal in realising that objective for a region among the hardest hit by the jobs and economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The newly announced TAFE NSW Western Sydney Construction Hub at Kingswood will be critical in bringing to life the practical elements of the new program as will the internationally recognised engineering research and teaching depth of the four universities.