Careers in focus at TAFE InfoFest

School leavers are encouraged to explore their vocational educational options next week when the Forbes campus of TAFE NSW hosts InfoFest.

TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Kate Baxter said that considering the announcement of fee-free traineeships and apprenticeships by the NSW Government together with Smart and Skilled funding, there has never been a better time to consider vocational education and training options.

"Courses for nine of the ten most in-demand jobs are already being delivered by TAFE NSW. Industries across the state, such as construction, nursing and hospitality, are experiencing skills shortages, which means that now is the time for people to get the qualification they need for the job they want," Ms Baxter said.

"With entry level courses to bachelor degrees in areas such as early childhood education, information technology and business, choosing TAFE NSW is an obvious choice for people looking to secure their first job, win a promotion or endeavor on a career change."

Ms Baxter said that visitors to local and online information sessions and campus tours during InfoFest will learn more about how studying one of over 1,200 courses at TAFE NSW can turbocharge their career.

"InfoFest will provide prospective students with an invaluable opportunity to explore the innovative range of course options, meet with award winning teachers and explore the practical, hands-on facilities at TAFE NSW," she said.

School leavers can explore the range of course options at InfoFest from January 20 to January 24.