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Partnership commits to education in the Upper Hunter

A partnership that will enhance the Upper Hunter’s reputation as a regional centre for high quality tertiary education was formalised on Monday 23 March, 2015.
Muswellbrook Shire Council and Hunter TAFE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Muswellbrook Industry & Education Day run as part of the Institute’s Hunter Coal Festival activities.
The MOU will include and expand upon existing successful joint projects between Hunter TAFE and Muswellbrook Shire Council including the Mining Skills Centre and the recently opened Sam Adams’ College, on campus student accommodation.
Hunter TAFE CEO, Christine Warrington said the partnership will build upon the strong relationship with the Council and facilitate further collaboration between education, government, industry and the community.
“Hunter TAFE is committed to ensuring that we can deliver high quality education and training that is relevant, practical and supports the skills needs of the Upper Hunter,” said Ms Warrington.
“The MOU formalises our strong history of collaboration with Muswellbrook Shire Council in the development of education initiatives for the region.”
The Acting Mayor of Muswellbrook Shire Councillor, Malcolm Ogg said the Council and the community is committed to Hunter TAFE and tangible evidence of this can be seen in the number of educational related projects either finished or currently under construction.
“The history of Muswellbrook Shire and our community’s support for Hunter TAFE is historic and as strong today as it has been at any point in time,” said Mr Ogg.
“Muswellbrook Shire Council is working to ensure a legacy of quality education facilities and teaching for future generations in our shire,” he said.
The MOU signing was followed by a special mid-year presentation from Mining Skills Centre students demonstrating the job ready skills they have developed throughout their studies.