Macquarie Community College is back in Blacktown!
Macquarie Community College is thrilled to be reopening its Blacktown city campus. The doors are now open for enquiries and classes start from Monday 1st February. Stephen Bali Labor MP for Blacktown, will host the official opening ceremony later in February.
“Macquarie Community College has been part of the fabric of Blacktown for over 20 years, and I am honoured to be able to welcome them back into the heart of the city” noted Mr Bali.
A Great Range of VET Courses on Offer
The College has been working in Blacktown and Mount Druitt for more than 20 years, having established a huge reputation and loyal following for the provision of quality Migrant English language classes and Vocational Education and Training.
The College will be offering a range of subsidised and fee-free courses under Smart and Skilled and the JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery programs to eligible students. Courses include employability skills targeting jobseekers, English language and digital literacy and full qualification Community Services courses for careers in high growth industries such as Aged Care, Disability and Child Care as well as Business.
Attaining skills and qualifications while staying connected to the community are vital in these challenging times. The College has made a difference to tens of thousands of learners in the Western Sydney region providing quality courses and community connections to individuals that face barriers to participation in training or employment.
A Return to Main St, Blacktown
Chief Executive Officer Theresa Collignon says “we are thrilled to be back where we are needed - on Main Street Blacktown. We are genuinely excited to have the opportunity to work closely with Blacktown area students at our 125 Main Street campus again”.
Macquarie Community College is a Not-For-Profit Community Adult Education provider that has been in continuous operation for over 70 years. The College is committed to creating and providing additional inclusive learning opportunities for the adult learners of Western Sydney.
The College has decades of invaluable experience working with adults from diverse cultures, backgrounds and abilities in Blacktown and surrounding areas.
"The College Changed My Life..."
The College changed my life. When I started at the College soon after migrating to Australia, I couldn’t speak much English and had no chance of getting a good job. Now I am working in a job I love doing Office Administration within the State Government” says Julie*, a former Macquarie Community College student who was thrilled to hear the College was reopening in Blacktown.
The College team are also dedicated to working collaboratively with other like-minded organisations and government at all levels to identify and meet community needs.
“Collaboration and working together with others is key to supporting clients on their pathway to better futures – attaining skills for work and life, with a focus on social inclusion and affordability”. We are delighted to know we will be working again with our colleagues at SydWest, Relationships Australia, employers, other local educators and government at all levels” notes Ms Collignon.
Please note that appointments must be made by calling 1300 845 888 prior to visiting the Blacktown Campus.
*Name changed to protect privacy