Council agree to new TAFE deal
TWEED Shire councillors have agreed to enter an agreement with North Coast TAFE to help the council understand the services TAFE can provide and boost educational services in the region.
Councillors were yesterday told TAFE, which operates campuses at Kingscliff and Murwillumbah, had asked for a “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) for the two organisations to work co-operatively together.
The council's general manager Mike Rayner said the council already had “a MOU with Southern Cross University which is proving quite effective for both organisations”. He said the MOU with the university had enabled the council's management team to “gain a better understanding of the broad range of skills and services available from Southern Cross University”.
Under the agreement both the council and the North Coast Institute of TAFE commit themselves to “a strategic alliance” based on 10 goals.
They include jointly promoting the benefits of education, working with the business community to support economic development, and promoting ways for TAFE students to get work with the council and other businesses.