Director General of the Department of Education and Communities Dr Michele Bruniges and Deputy Director General of TAFE and Community Education Pam Christie today visited TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute, at Meadowbank College and Ryde College.
Dr Bruniges and Ms Christie met with the Institutes Director Kevin Harris, Institute Associate Director Brenda Cleaver, Meadowbank College Associate Director Elizabeth Webb and Ryde College Associate Director Elizabeth Smith, NSI staff and toured each college to meet with students and teaching staff.
During the tour of NSI’s Meadowbank College, Dr Bruniges and Ms Christie visited the Sydney Academy of Hair and Beauty, Nursing, Massage facilities, Carpentry and Joinery section, School Trades Centre, See Street Gallery and the facilities for the delivery of the new Higher Education Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) degree which will commence in 2012.
At NSI’s Ryde College, the tour included the recently completed Commercial Cookery kitchens, Baking section, Floristry, the Sydney Coffee Academy and Le Cordon Bleu. The tour also included the extensive Horticulture training area including irrigation facilities.