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Semester 2 - Update 2021

NSW Trainer Awards
VET Trainer of Year - Erin Jacobs

Congratulations to 2021 NSW VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year – Erin Jacob. Erin is a skilled trainer who designs trauma-informed programs for students who’ve experienced hardship. Her innovative Step Forward and Keep on Stepping programs at our College successfully re-engage individuals in learning and facilitate pathways to education and employment. Erin has now been selected as a finalist the Australian Trainer of the Year awards in November.

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CCA Student of the Year
2021 College Nominees

Congratulations to our 2021 Community Education Student of the Year Awards nominees, Kasey Lewis & Malinda Gambrill. Kasey is one of our first year Electrical Apprentices and Work Readiness Program participants who is a true advocate for mature age Apprentices as well as Women in non-traditional trades. Malinda who, as part of re-evaluating her career goals and life aspirations, decided to leave a successful career working within a government agency to follow her passion in beauty services. The Awards ceremony will take place in a virtual event during November 2020. Best of luck to our nominees.

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Business Growth Centre
Joins The Family

On July 1 2021, the College took over the running of the Lake Macquarie Business Growth Centre. The BGC was originally established as a not-for-profit Business Enterprise Centre, Business Incubator and Registered Training Organisation, with a purpose to support and grow small and micro businesses in the Lake Macquarie Local Government Area. We look forward to establishing a presence in the Lake Macquarie region and serving this wonderful community.

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NSW Trainer Awards
Regional Trainer of Year - Erin Jacobs

Congratulations to the 2021 VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year for Hunter and Central Coast- Erin Jacob, a dedicated and talented Trainer Teacher at the College. Erin’s work with disadvantaged cohorts and students with disabilities has paved the way for new training delivery initiatives throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. Erin has now been selected as a state finalist the VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year category in September

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