School leavers and jobseekers of the Eurobodalla Shire can sign up for free training courses at Moruya TAFE this summer.
The state government has funded a number of courses to align and meet the skills needs of businesses in NSW, such as aviation, construction, cyber security and hospitality.
More than 20,000 people have already enrolled in the free Lockdown Learning courses, with almost 10,000 people studying with TAFE NSW for the first time, says TAFE NSW managing director Steffen Faurby.
"With HSC exams underway, Summer Skills offers school leavers free short courses to upskill over the summer months, in courses such as Medical Terminology, Design and Build a Website, and Retail Customer Service," Mr Faurby said.
With coffee businesses expanding in Moruya and along the coast, a Statement of Attainment in Hospitality (Barista Skills) is a good opportunity to help school-leavers enter the industry and learn practical and customer-focused skills.
In the barista course, TAFE NSW head teacher of hospitality, Peter O'Kelly, said students will learn how to extract espresso and texture milk according to beverage type, combine and serve a variety of espresso beverages, hygiene procedures, as well as transferrable skills such as how to multi-task and time management.
Mr O'Kelly said many of the courses were offered online or via virtual classrooms: "which means that no matter where you are located you can take up the opportunity to boost your employability and gain new skills."
For more information about studying at TAFE NSW, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.