Partnership to benefit students

In a collaboration between the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council and TafeSA, student learning will be given better consideration and front row billing.

TafeSA students will now get the opportunity to use the town clerk’s office at the recently renovated offices at the Clare Town Hall as a learning space.

The former office will provide students with new opportunities as well as a street presence with parking close by.

Deputy Mayor Dianne Schwarz said the new partnership would benefit the community.

“The Clare Town Hall committee and council have worked together over many years to provide better services,” she said.

“In setting up the clerk’s office as a learning environment and a meeting room, which can also be used by the public, we have another great local resource.”

TafeSA director of education Brian Rungie said training had evolved over the years, giving students hands-on experience as well as online and face-to-face delivery.

“A lot of our campuses were designed for training they no longer do, but Tafe has been part of SA for 45 years and will continue to offer quality education but in vastly different environments,” he said.

“The opportunity to use this location is perfect – we are in the centre of town, in a building which has a long history.

“This is beneficial for both Tafe and the community.”

Mr Rungie said Tafe would continue to ensure training met the needs of the community.

The clerk’s office in the Clare Town Hall is available for community use at no charge and for commercial hire.

The office joins the Stan Scott Meeting Room as a valuable community resource at the front of the Clare Town Hall.

The small room near the right-hand staircase in the town hall is currently being utilised as a pop-up gallery space, which could be booked by artists or community groups for displays and ‘artist in residence’ events.

Bookings for the spaces by community and commercial groups can be made through the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council offices.