The NSW Government has announced an additional 3000 training places for people across NSW to skill up at home during lockdown.

An extra 60 short courses are now on offer to study for free including business skills, mental health, marketing, finance and IT skillsets.

Cabinet Secretary, the Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC said there has never been a more crucial time to upskill or reskill through the pandemic.

“The NSW Government is here to support the people of NSW every step of the way,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

“In these difficult times, the opportunities provided by these courses can have a hugely beneficial impact on the well- being of participants.”

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the courses are an expansion of the 10 free skillsets recently announced by TAFE NSW.

“We know there is great demand for training at the moment, which is why we have added additional free courses and more training places so people can come out of lockdown with skills they can take with them into the workplace,” Mr Lee said.

“The free courses are available to anyone across the State who is unable to work due to public health orders.”

“We have specifically targeted those LGA’s and suburbs in lockdown and are working with local communities and industry to understand what skills are in demand and where shortages exist.”

Training will be funded through the JobTrainer program, which has already seen more than 120,000 people in NSW skill up since it was announced in October last year.

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