The region provides great opportunities for businesses looking to relocate and take advantage of the strengths of Wagga Wagga such as access to a young, educated workforce. With many excellent education providers based in the city, any local workforce has the power to up-skill its workers and increase human capital in the most logistically efficient way.
Over half of Wagga Wagga's work force hold various qualifications, ranging from certification, diplomas, advanced diplomas, bachelor degrees and postgraduate degrees.
The many education and training providers in the city can help businesses up-skill their workforce, examples of some of the City's providers are:
- Charles Sturt University
- TAFE NSW Riverina Institute
- Riverina Community College
- Australian Airline Pilot Academy
- University of New South Wales
- Royal Australian Air Force Base
- BAE/Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
- Army Recruit Training Centre
Home to Charles Sturt University's largest campus, Wagga Wagga has the ability to provide higher education in a wide range of specialisations. CSU Wagga Wagga's campus facilities include a state of the art veterinary science clinical centre and laboratories, equine centre, dental clinic, medical centre and nutrition clinic.
As the largest provider of vocational education and training in the Riverina Murray region in southern NSW, TAFE NSW Riverina Institute builds the skills, qualifications and employability of around 34,000 students each year.
The Riverina Community College (RCC) is one of the Wagga Wagga areas leading employment services providers, giving prospective employees the right training and skills to enter the workforce. The RCC currently provides advice and support for over 600 job seekers across the region.
Wagga Wagga is envisaged as a world-class aviation education and training city, the Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA) training facility based at Wagga Wagga Airport is helping to realise this vision. Having already invested approximately $25 million, the state-of-the-art facilities include classrooms, 20 new training aircraft, 3 existing flight simulators and the recent commissioned SAAB 340 Full Flight Simulator.