AS we near enrolment time for tertiary study, one can’t help but wonder the effects of the Victorian Coalition Government education cutbacks, especially in the TAFE system.
Over three years, SuniTAFE has had its funding cut by $3 million – the impact is serious.
Already 26 positions have been made redundant, and courses are likely to be cut and fees increased.
How many local students will miss out?
If 25 per cent of our young people are already not working, studying or training, what will these cuts add to that figure?
One wonders how this will affect the individuals who miss out, how will this affect our community when young people are unable to study or train?
These TAFE cutbacks condemn many of our local young people to missed opportunity.
Is this what we want from our politicians – no vision, little care?
The Baillieu Government, locally represented by Peter Crisp, has a pitiful record.
We have given Mr Crisp reason to feel safe as National Party member for Mildura.
Isn’t it time we got better outcomes for our area by voting less predictably?