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Big Bytes for Small Organisations

A series of workshops begins later this month with the aim to help local community groups use technology to attract, retain and support volunteers.

This training is made possible thanks to a partnership between The Centre for Continuing Education Inc. and North East Tracks Local Learning and Employment Network and with funding from the Victorian Government’s Volunteering Digital Literacy and Technology Readiness program.

The workshops aim to enhance the digital literacy and readiness to use new technologies of local small and medium sized volunteer organisations.

2019 Photo and Video Competition and Exhibition

What’s your Renewable Energy future? 

Photo and Video Competition and Exhibition

It’s on again!

We’re calling all young shutterbugs and fans of Tumblr and Instagram and asking you this question….

What’s your Renewable Energy future?

– What does it look like?
– What will it allow you to do and achieve?
– What do you think are the important things about us changing to renewable energy?

Enter our Photographic and Video Competition and Exhibition and in the process be in the running to win cool cash prizes.

Open NOW, entries have been extended to Thursday 18 April 2019

For key dates, prize details, rules of entry and terms and conditions, click here

Click here to enter

Christmas Message

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

You may be eligible for a scholarship.

Once again we are offering scholarships on a range of courses in 2019.
The Scholarships will be available to successful candidates enrolling in a selected eligible qualification with The Centre in 2019 for our learners.  Apply today.

Reconnecting people to life-changing learning

The Centre is about to commence delivery of its second Skills First Reconnect program funded by the Victorian Government’s, Department of Education and Training.

“With our two Reconnect programs, The Centre is receiving funding of over $1 million to provide one-on-one support to help people with significant barriers to accessing formal education programs to eventually enrol in a course that will change their lives” said Felicity Williams, CEO of The Centre for Continuing Education.

“Reconnect funding has provided the backbone funding we needed to establish our Learner Engagement Team,” said Ms Williams. “The establishment of this team has been a watershed for The Centre, enabling us to provide much needed wrap around support for our learners, many of whom have multiple challenges, including mental health issues, family dysfunction, alcohol and drug dependence, unemployment and low educational attainment.”

2018 Jazz Festival

Wangaratta Jazz Fesitval 2018Once again The Centre will be coordinating Volunteers for the 2018 Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

This year we need more than 120 volunteers. We are looking for a very diverse set of skills from drivers, to ticket sellers, venue managers to festival ambassadors and more.

Key Dates

  • Volunteer Registrations Close 27th October, 2018
  • Information Night 25th October, 2018
  • Festival Dates 2nd – 4th November, 2018

The Benefits You Gain

  • Learn new skills, and boost your work experience and CV
  • Meet new people and engage with both locals and visitors to our region
  • Become an ambassador for our city and region
  • Give back to your local community, playing an important role in its economic and cultural success
  • Become a part of Australia’s foremost jazz event

As with last year there are some great festival passes up for grabs for our volunteers. Shifts will rotate in 4 hour slots (you can do more than one in a row if you wish).

If you volunteer:

🎷 8 hours, you will receive a Blues Weekend Pass
🎷 9-12 hours will see you receive a Festival Day Pass
🎷 13 hours or more – you will receive a FULL Weekend Festival Pass!!!

Volunteers work hard, so this year we are excited to introduce a VOLUNTEER CHILL OUT ZONE in Merriwa park. A great place to relax after your shift or during a break, soak up the atmosphere, meet other volunteers and enjoy a snack and a cool drink.