Monthly Archives: January 2018

Garry John Traynor receives an Order of Australia for services to adult education

Garry John Traynor, Founding Principal of Sydney Community College (SCC), has received an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the General Division for “services to adult education”. Sydney Community College was previously known as Leichhardt-Marrickville Community College. Following Garry’s appointment as Principal in 1986, it became Sydney Community College under Garry’s leadership in...
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Australian Adult and Community Education Organisations Poised to Expand Social Entrepreneurship

Australia’s adult and community education organisations are well-positioned to expand their activities in social entrepreneurship. This will complement their historic community development role and delivering programs to meet local social and economic needs through training for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. This is one of the key findings arising from Community Colleges Australia’s (CCA) Read more

CCA releases corporate governance podcast series for community education organisations

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has released an 8-part audio podcast series on corporate governance for Australian community education organisations. The episodes in the series feature experienced community college CEOs and Board Directors, as well as legal experts and governance specialists. The podcasts have been produced for community education Boards of Directors, CEOs, company secretaries and...
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Older Workers – The Opportunity for Community VET Providers

It’s time to shift the conversation about older workers from costs and dependence. The economic muscle of the “silver economy” can be accessed with new policy approaches that lift the workforce participation of 55-64 year olds, in turn supporting our nation’s regional economic performance. That’s the key message from a recent report from the Regional Australia...
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