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The Centre – Official Launch of Seymour Location

Seymour Launch

The Centre has a longstanding history of providing education and training services in the North East, including lifelong learning and community development opportunities. Earlier this year we expanded our reach down the hume corridor, opening our new office and training facility in Seymour.

Todays event marked the official launch of our new facility in Seymour with the official ribbon cutting to open the facility performed by the Hon. Jaclyn Symes (Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Resources and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council).

Taungurung Man Shane Monk performed a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, providing an opportunity for The Centre to recognise and pay respect to Aboriginal culture and history and the traditional owners of the land on which our new facility stands.

CEO of The Centre Felicity Williams was excited to officially launch The Centre’s Southern Office. “Over the past 2 to 3 years we have been journeying down the freeway in discussion with key stakeholders in the Murrindini and Mitchell shires, working to rectify the under provision of foundation and entry level education and training within the region.”

 

“Our focus has been to underpin the education and training needs of people who have really significant barriers to accessing education within this region.”

“We have now established a small but very effective team here in Seymour, lead by Simeon Alexandros our Program Leader, and we were very fortunate to find this ideally located site to set down our roots and establish a permanent presence here in the Mitchell and Murrindindi shires.”

Tara Harris, a student of The Centre’s PATH program in Seymour spoke of the impact her study is having.

“I have been looking for other ways to get employment, and I have found that this course has provided me with the skills I need to be ready for a job once I graduate. Learning how to apply for jobs, make a resume, create cover letters, and how to present yourself properly for a job interview has really helped.”

“The Centre has filled such an important gap for studying in Seymour. I am excited to graduate and see where my career takes me.”