The 'GET-FIT WANG' Community Fun Run Team is back again in 2015, participating in the Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Run event being held on Sunday the 22nd February.
By signing up to the team you will receive many benefits including: x6 exclusive team fitness sessions provided by the Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre/YMCA, x1 free swim or gym session at the WISAC/YMCA, access to the 'GET-FIT WANG' VIP Tent on event day, and FREE ENTRY to the 5km Fun Run for the first 15 new team members / FREE ENTRY to the 5km Fun Run for the First 10 previous team members.
Register for the 'GET-FIT WANG' Community Team online at www.wangarattamarathon.com.au or contact Jennifer Clement at The Centre on 5721 0253 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Spirit of Christmas Wangaratta has served the community again for 2014, giving approximately 11,000 gifts to the community from the 10-12 December, for families who may be struggling financially at this special time of year leading into Christmas. Students from the Wangaratta District Specialist School (WDSS) and GO TAFE in conjunction with support from community members and The Centre’s Workplace Learning Program, have worked extremely hard to get the project up and running again in 2014, working on storing and categorising gifts, making gifts, and working with the community and businesses for support.
Gifts for the Spirit of Christmas Shop were donated from wide and far in the community and amongst the 11,000 included gifts donated by the Lyster Group, swim passes, ghost tours in Beechworth, car wash vouchers, gifts for boys, girls and teenagers, as well as gifts for mums, dads, grandparents and friends. A huge congratulations and thank you to those who donated to the shop to make this time of year a little easier and brighter for families in our community. Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/spiritofchristmaswangaratta
The Centre Active Recreation Network (CARN) has celebrated International Day of People with a Disability by hosting a 'Come and Try' Indoor Lawn Bowls event in partnership with Bowls Australia and the North East Mobility Users Group (MUGs).
The event was held at The Centre and was open to all groups and members of the community, with students from the Wangaratta District Specialist School also attending the Come and Try session. Josh Thornton from Bowls Australia and Kathy Patton from The Centre CARN are aiming to gain enough interest to establish an ongoing All Abilities Lawn Bowls program in 2015. For further information contact Kathy on 5721 0251 or email@example.com
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 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: