Mildura's SuniTAFE’s General Manager for Education, Robin Kuhne has been selected to present a paper at the Victorian TAFE Association State Conference next week in Melbourne.

Harvesting Productive Relationships will be the focus of Mr. Kuhne’s presentation during the TAFE Working with Industry Symposium.  He will provide an insight into the partnerships that SuniTAFE is developing with key industries across the Sunraysia region. 

“SuniTAFE is taking deliberate steps to position ourselves closer to industry and listen to how best we can support their workforce development needs." 

"The recently released Victorian Skills Commissioner’s Mallee Regional Profile Report is forming a large part of our decision making in terms how best we can support the local growth opportunities.  We look forward to discussing innovative approaches to training that will ensure we mitigate future skills shortages and create new entry points to employment for our local workforce.   

We are pleased to have some projects running to address these needs and the fact we can share these throughout the TAFE network for a State-wide benefit” said Mr. Kuhne.

Some projects that are underway include training programs developed for 78 existing employees at Select Harvest to up-skill their workforce and a new Horticulture Cadetship pilot that will create a new entry point for 40 new workers into the rapidly changing Horticulture industry for the next generation farm worker.

SuniTAFE trained and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2016 Student of the Year Indi Clarke will be part of a Student Alumni Panel at the State Conference Dinner presenting information on ‘The Power of TAFE.’

The VTA 2018 Annual State Conference will provide delegates with stimulating and challenging material to extend their thinking about TAFE and VET into the future.