Community College Northern Inland recognised as a leading provider of skills training in the Northern Inland region
June 1, 2022
Community College Northern Inland has been named a State Finalist in the 2022 Large Training Provider of the Year Award. The selection recognises the College as a leading provider of high quality educational opportunities to rural and remote communities throughout the Northern Inland region.
The NSW Training Awards are conducted annually by Training Services NSW within the NSW Department of Education to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. The Awards honour and reward the achievements of students, teachers, training organisations and employers.
Community College Northern Inland Executive Officer, Alison Heagney, says the Awards are the perfect platform to showcase the organisation's work and is thrilled the College has been selected as a finalist in the 2022 NSW Large Training Provider Award.
"This is a fantastic achievement that recognises the hard work of our team and our commitment to the Vocational Education and Training sector and to rural and remote communities. Our goal is to support the economic growth of the Northern Inland region by developing the capability of workers. We collaborate with local schools, community organisations, business and industry to develop career pathways that empower students by providing education, connection and employment opportunities. Being selected as a finalist in the 2022 NSW Large Training Provider Award is one way we can increase awareness about the importance of the work we do to build the region's workforce."
The College has seven campuses throughout the Northern Inland region that offer accredited training across a range of subject areas including aged care and disability, community services and health, business and IT, construction and safety, engineering, hospitality and service, literacy programs and employability skills courses. As an approved community-based vocational education and training (VET) provider, the college reaches students in regional and remote communities that experience barriers to training and employment through the NSW Government’s ACE Program and Smart and Skilled funding.
Campuses also offer non-accredited programs for hobby, leisure, mental health and wellbeing and help local communities in other ways, through programs like the Namoi Women’s Shed that supports connection through shared activities and informal learning, and the adoption of the Barraba Community News, a locally owned and produced newspaper.
The winner of the 2022 NSW Large Training Provider Award will be announced at the NSW Training Awards presentation event, to be held on 16 September 2022. Watch this space!
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