Yearly Archives: 2018

New Report Highlights NSW Community Education Providers Contribution to Regional and Rural Economic Development

A new report from Community Colleges Australia (CCA) highlights how NSW community education providers contribute to the state’s regional and rural economic development. The report concludes that the not-for-profit community education sector constitutes a major economic development resource that has been under-utilised by state, Commonwealth and local governments. “CCA’s report has been produced to ensure that...
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Riverina Community College is seeking to build its research profile in order to tap into social equity funding for a variety of projects: creating strategies for dealing with youth unemployment is probably top of their project list. The first of two research articles, published late last year, looked further than the superficial "blame the youth" excuse,...
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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