A number of CCA members have been in the news serving their communities, with many dealing with drought, bushfires and floods.
“Although all CCA members are accredited vocational education and training providers, as not-for-profit community organisations, they undertake many unique community service activities,” said CCA CEO, Dr Don Perlgut.
Here’s a selection of some notable recent community services from CCA members:
Mid North Coast Community College (MNCCC, Port Macquarie), which runs the Kempsey Showground, was acknowledged on yesterday (12 December) by a NAB grant for its work as an evacuation centre during recent fires. Pictured above: Mike Baird, NAB Chief Customer Officer; Lisa Powlesland Kempsey Showground Coordinator, MNCCC; Valerieanne Byrnes, CEO MNCCC; Grant Burtenshaw, Chairman MNCCC; Kim Dahler, NAB; Corey Beeton, NAB Regional Business & Agri Manager; Marie Reid, Kempsey NAB. More details here.
Tec-NQ, which runs schools-based apprenticeship programs in Townsville – including many remote Indigenous students – is set to replace and expand its flood-damaged student accommodation (in which many remote students live) after receiving news of a $3.25 million grant under the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority.
Community College Northern Inland is supplying a complete suite of courses to drought-affected farmers.
Atwea College has been featured in the Newcastle Herald, reporting that its multi-campus Alesco Senior College (high school) increased enrolments by 343% in a 5 year period, faster than any other school in the region. The Alesco Senior College provides young people who are struggling to find success in a mainstream system, the opportunity to achieve success in a smaller and more supportive environment.
Tamworth Community College has battled bushfires to provide services to drought-affected communities in the NSW northwest (see photos taken at Nundle NSW below).