Youth and migrants could lose out due to restructuring at Blacktown TAFE

THE State and Federal governments slashing $2.5 billion from TAFE’s budget is jeopardising youths and refugees in the Blacktown area, according to Greenway MP Michelle Rowland.


The federal Labor MP said at least nine language, literacy and numeracy jobs at Blacktown TAFE were on the chopping block because of restructuring.

Ms Rowland said the remaining nine jobs in language were not safe.

Greenway federal Labor MP Michelle Rowland slammed the cuts to TAFE, especially in western Sydney.

“It’s created this real uncertainty for staff,” she said.

“People studying these courses are working to improve their English proficiency to get a job — most of them are migrants.

“We live in an area where young people learning trades at TAFE is just as important as going to university.”



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