A move to further strengthen ties between TAFE NSW and the community and highlight the training opportunities available to them has resulted in a new position being established at TAFE’s campus in Bega.
Sharon McIntosh has recently begun as TAFE services coordinator at Bega, a position with a simple but powerful job description – community first.
Ms McIntosh, who recently married local Kim Hayward, has lived in Tura Beach for nine years.
However, she still considers herself fairly new to the local community as she has worked up the coast for the past 15 years.
“I’ve been in TAFE NSW for 32 years and for the last 15 years I was campus manager at Moruya and Ulladulla. So I was really only home here on weekends,” Ms McIntosh said.
“Now I’m working at TAFE NSW Bega I’m looking forward to meeting local people and getting involved in the community.
“There is a wonderful community aspect to Bega and surrounding towns and villages like Tura, Tathra and Merimbula. People here really care about each other.”
She said she loves the Bega community and wants to see it thrive.
“Everyone benefits from a strong, vibrant town and TAFE NSW is proud of the role it plays in helping communities grow and meet future challenges,” Ms McIntosh said.
TAFE services coordinators play a critical role in the daily operations of a campus and have a strong focus on community engagement.
On July 23, TAFE NSW Bega will offer two new courses for Semester 2 including Certificate III Performance Horse and Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate III.
Other courses on offer in Semester 2 include Business Administration Certificate III and IV, Animal Studies Certificate II, Tourism Certificate III, Events Certificate III, Horticulture Certificate II, Individual Support Ageing and Disabilities Certificate III.
For more information about the courses available at TAFE NSW Bega visit the campus at Barrack St, call 13 16 01 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au.