The Centre are very proud winners of the Wangaratta Business Award category: Workplace Development and Well Being in 2014.
We would like to thank our customers, students, staff and community for your support. We have a proud history of over 50 years providing education, training and community development opportunities in our community and this award in the Wangaratta community is something we are very proud of.
Students from The Centre’s Greta Road campus had the opportunity to meet with Cathy McGowan (MHR, Indi) when she visited their campus during the month of October. The students were thrilled to have the opportunity to have a ‘voice’ and express their opinions and concerns for young people in the North East. Some of the issues raised included job opportunities for youth, the issue of ice in our community and accessibility to skate parks and gathering places for young people.
Ms McGowan had said that she had planned to speak of her visit to The Centre on her next visit to Canberra and encouraged the students to write letters to her, to give weight to any actions they hope to implement in the future.
Student, Mya Meadows was also congratulated by Cathy McGowan on winning the Anne Pennington Award, which was presented to Mya for her enjoyment of and engagement with learning at The Centre.
The Centre Active Recreation Network (CARN) have been working together with AFL North East Border to host a Come & Try Women’s AFL session in Wangaratta. The session was held on the 29th October at Wareena Park Football Oval and there was a fantastic turn out of women keen for a kick! 20 players turned up for the Come & Try session and travelled from as far as Wodonga and Corowa, which is a fantastic effort and shows there is a huge interest in AFL for women in the North East.
The Come & Try day was initiated by Sally Rodgers, Healthy Sporting Environments Program Coordinator to create a new opportunity in the North East for women wanting to try a new sport that predominantly male dominated.
Sally said “There are some fantastic role models for women’s AFL in our region, such as Darcy Vescio, who have proved that women can be successful in a less mainstream sport for women- this is about getting females together, to have a kick, meet new people, have fun and potentially get a team together to represent the North East”.
The Healthy Sporting Environments Program is funded through VicHealth and supports sporting clubs to become healthier, welcoming and more inclusive, focusing on 6 key health areas: Responsible Use of Alcohol, UV protection, Inclusion, Safety and Support, Reducing Tobacco Use, Healthy Eating, and Injury Prevention and Management.
After the success of the initial session, we will be hosting another training session in Wangaratta very soon. To find out more, contact Sally Rodgers on 5721 0252 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also find out more here:
VCAL students from The Centre's Chisholm Street campus are hosting a workshop on social media with the North East Mobility User Group to help boost their confidence and understanding of using social media and connecting online. The North East Mobility User Group is supported by The Centre's Access All Abilities program and in discussions with the group had identified the need to be able to connect to online community resources and improve their online skills.
After the initial planning with VCAL program coordinator, Trish Sait and Access All Abilities coordinator, Kathy Patton, the idea of a workshop was developed and will now be held on Tuesday the 7th October from 11am - 12.20pm, with the VCAL students giving one on one tuition to the Mobility User Group members. (Photo: Luke Plummer, The Chronicle Wangaratta).
The Centre is a proud member of Community Colleges Australia (CCA)- the peak body for not-for-profit community owned learning organisations across Australia.
The community education sector delivers accredited vocational education and training (VET) to hundreds of thousands of people each year, from pre-vocational through to Advanced Diploma courses across a diverse range of skill requirements and industry areas.
To find out more about CCA click here: http://www.cca.edu.au/index.html and you can also watch this inspiring video from some students across the country who have undertaken study at their local community college: