Community College Northern Inland launches the Moree Plains Shire Mobile Connection Hub
Community College Northern Inland launched the region’s new Mobile Connection HUB on Monday July 31 at its Moree Campus. The HUB connects residents of the Moree Plains Shire to life-enhancing services, business, education and jobs by providing a secure mobile internet access point that’s convenient, easy, and free for users under the Australian Government-funded Local Jobs Program National Priority Fund.
The Local Jobs Program, funded through the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), supports the development and implementation of tailored approaches to accelerate reskilling, upskilling and employment across Australia and seeks to provide tailored responses to support local labour markets.
Community College Northern Inland Executive Officer, Alison Heagney said,
“Living and working in a rural community shouldn’t be a limiting factor when it comes to educational or employment opportunities. The focus of the HUB is to enable access to the internet and connectivity ensuring everyone in the Moree Plains region can take advantage of new technology and digital opportunities.
The HUB builds on the important work of the College, supporting Moree’s socio-economic growth through ongoing delivery of education, employment and skills initiatives that help connect people with the jobs that exist now and those that are emerging in our local labour market.”
Get answers to your questions about the Mobile Connection Hub by sending an enquiry to the HUB team now.
The HUB’s vehicle-mounted Starlink satellite technology will deliver vital telecommunications services throughout the Moree Plains Shire and surrounding districts. Visitors to the HUB can access private services delivered by the HUB mobile team or group education and services at community, on-farm or business events.
The HUB offers personalised digital literacy support and funded digital skills training to develop the skills and confidence people need to manage technology, interact with online business, education and services, and gain access to jobs.
The HUB also supports social connection through community gatherings that enhance the resilience, wellbeing and mental health of regional people and communities.
The HUB’s technology is backed by real, rural people dedicated to the economic development of the region where they live and work. Their commitment is helping to ensure the digital divide does not widen, and that regional, rural and remote Australians aren’t left behind as Australia reaps the benefits of the digital economy.
Newly appointed IT Ranger, Stephen Tan, will drive the rollout of the Mobile Connection HUB. Stephen has a background helping rural communities bridge the gap in digital skills, connectivity and IT solutions.
To find out more or to book the Mobile Connection HUB free service contact the IT Ranger on 0476 143 969, call the Moree Campus on (02) 6751 1430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.