It’s not too late to sign up for study
20 June 2018
Locals looking to upskill will have another opportunity to take the first step into a new career with semester two enrolments opening at Community College Gippsland.
An information day will be held next week to give potential students the opportunity to learn more about courses in Adult Literacy and Numeracy, Aged Care, Beauty, Business, Children's Services, Disability, Equine, Hairdressing and Horticulture.
Chief Executive Officer, Sue Geals, said that mid-year was the perfect time for many people to commence study.
“A lot of adult learners are parents and the beginning of the year can be consumed with getting their children settled in care, kinder or school. By the middle of the year, they have a routine going and have a little more capacity to do something for themselves,” Ms Geals said.
“It can be the same for school-leavers. Many take a break from study after finishing year 12, to travel or work. By July, they are ready to start working towards the career that they want.”
According to Ms Geals, the information day is designed to give people a chance to learn more about the courses they are interested in. Each person will have the opportunity to set up a meeting with a VET Manager to ensure that the course is the right fit for them.
“We really believe in spending time with potential students up front to ensure that our course is going to get them the results they are looking for,” Ms Geals said. “We are dedicated to setting our students up for success.”
For future students who are tossing up between studying a vocational course or going to University, Ms Geals said that it was important not to overlook the benefits of a hands-on training course.
“Vocational education and training courses have a huge range of benefits. Here at Community College Gippsland we have a lot of industry partnerships in place to ensure that our students get maximum on-the-job experience. Not only does this build their confidence in their capabilities, but it makes them highly employable from the day they complete their qualification.”
Ms Geals said that pre-accredited training courses were also available for people who wanted to improve their literacy, numeracy and workplace skills ahead of enrolling in a full vocational course.
Interested students who are not able to make the Info Day can call 5622 6000 to make a separate appointment time.