TAFE SA’s commitment to regional development has been further demonstrated with the appointment of new Regional Manager for the Eyre Peninsula
, Richard Horgan.
Richard brings with him a wealth of leadership and management experience within the educational sector. For the past 11 years, Richard has been employed as the Deputy Principal at Saint Joseph’s School in Port Lincoln and prior to this, he spent three years as the Deputy Principal at Saint John’s College in Darwin.
In his role as Deputy Principal, Richard has worked closely with students and their families in regards to selecting career pathways, managed the daily school activities and facilities, worked with boarding students, as well as provided the school community with leadership and guidance.
Richard also brings extensive teaching experience and expertise to his new role, having originally commenced his career as a teacher at Ceduna Area School, followed by a teaching position at Saint John’s College, Whyalla.
Richard looks forward to helping TAFE SA grow its presence in the Eyre Peninsula and says this role will help bring the community’s training needs to the forefront.
“This new role will enable me to work closely with local industry and businesses within the region to help with their training needs.
“As a local, I am hoping to create a greater awareness of the opportunities for up-skilling in people’s existing roles or developing new skills to enhance chances of gaining employment. I'm particularly looking forward to meeting with industry and local schools to ascertain their needs and determine how we can work together to satisfy these needs,” said Mr Horgan.
“Having a 'go to' person for local industry in the role of Regional Manager will enable TAFE SA to provide a consistent voice in our local communities, I am looking forward to ensuring that TAFESA is meeting local customer requirements through a high standard of delivery.”