August 2017 Newsletter

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What’s on this month at The Centre

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Welcome to The Centre

Our newest Life Member Joe Caruso

Life Member Joe Caruso

Joe Caruso joined the Board of Governance in 1999 and served for 18 years. He brought considerable skills in finance, audit and management to The Centre’s governance.

In 2000 Joe was elected Treasurer of the Board. He was Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee from 2013 until 2017. More recently Joe was Chair of the new Finance Committee. His leadership of these committees was significant.

Click here to read the full article


We are up for some Awards

Learn LocalThe Centre is to be awarded Learn Local Legend for the Hume region, nominated by ACFE Hume Regional Council.

We are also a finalist in the Excellence in Creating Local Solutions Award category for our Manufacturing Entry Level Worker program.

The winner of the latter will be announced at the Awards Presentation Dinner which will be held on Thursday 31 August. Wish us luck.

Click here to view the press release.


Jeans for Genes Day

We had a terrific event for Genes for Jeans raising $129.15 on the day thanks to all those involved. Congratulations to Joel Binion for winning our Denim Challenge.

Click here to view the photos.


Program success for job seekers.

Youth Jobs PaTHA new program developed by The Centre and funded by the Federal Government is getting impressive results.

Youth Jobs PaTH is a new, flexible program designed to prepare young people for work. The Centre, in partnership with Swinburne university of Technology, is delivering the PREPARE element – Employability Skills Training.

The program comprises of two three-week blocks of training designed to enhance young job seekers opportunities to find meaningful employment.

Click here to read the full article


Where Are They Now

This month I visit a class in Seymour and find out how the Getting There program is changing lives for the better.

Watch Melissa’s story

Meet Melissa from Getting There program in Seymour

View other success stores at our YouTube Channel


We are hiring!

We are seeking the following positions:

For further information and to apply visit our Current Vacancies page on our website.

http://www.thecentre.vic.edu.au/about-the-centre/current-vacancies/

Upcoming Courses

W = Wangaratta
B = Benalla


Getting There

An engaging and supportive learning and education program that helps you gain the confidence and skills to apply for and gain employment, or go onto further education.

Getting There

The demand for enterprise skills is on the rise.

Learn enterprise skills to get a job:

  • Foundation Skills – Literacy and Numeracy
  • Career Management Skills – Find work, navigate a career
  • Confidence Skills – Build resilience and connections

Locations – Seymour, Wangaratta and Benalla

Find Out More


Capacity Building Programs to Engage People Living with Disabilities

Certificate I Transition Education
22301VIC
Certificate I in
Transition Education

This nationally recognised education program is for people who require support with learning and / or developing social skills.

It provides a bridge between special school, vocational education and the world of work or volunteering.

You can enrol in one topic, one module or the entire course depending on your individual circumstances.

Talk to us about your learning needs

Visit our website to find out more



VicHealth Active Club Grants:

The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants are now open. The funding has two outcome areas which aim to increase the opportunities Victorians have to participate in community sport clubs.

Outcome Area 1: Increasing female participation in sport – this aims to support clubs to implement initiatives that will engage more women and girls in sport, including new teams, new competitions, and new programs.

Outcome Area 2: Supporting social and modified sport – this aims to support clubs to implement new social or modified sport programs that target less active Victorians.

Click here to apply, applications close September 22.

Child Safe Standards Information Sessions

In partnership with Alpine Shire Council, we have 2 sessions coming up in Bright and Mt Beauty. We recommend all clubs attend, with information on the standards, club’s legal obligations, and developing you club’s action plan, policies, strategies and resources being provided.

Bright – September 13 (6.30 – 7.30pm)
Mt Beauty – September 20 (6.30 – 7.30pm)

For more information, or to secure a spot for you club, please register via email at Jennyc@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

Have your say, visit our web site and give us your ideas and suggestions.

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Nationally Recognised Training

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access government subsidised training.

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