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6 January, 2023
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We welcome 2023 with much excitement as we return to some kind of norm. There is something about starting a new year that encourages us to pause and reflect on how we can improve ourselves. Most of us will make that annual new year's resolution. Whether it's "exercise more", "change careers", and "learn new things", here are some tips on how to keep those plans in place and follow through your resolutions for 2023.
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18 October, 2022
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Leo felt completely left behind in an era dominated by technology and had almost no knowledge about computers. To change this, he enrolled in a Basic Computer Skills for Work & Study course at Macquarie Community College, where he exceeded throughout and graduated. Leo challenged himself once again with the Intermediate Computer Skills for Work & Study course, where he also flourished. After graduating in both courses Leo is grateful for the impact of MCC on his life and said: “I hope more and more people will take this computer skills course to catch up with digital times.”
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29 December, 2020
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Through a collaboration with Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC), the College have been providing services to a targeted population of Armenian speakers. The majority of the students have limited English speaking abilities and limited exposure to digital technologies. The College was asked to see if we could meet these dual needs by crafting a “personalised” training course for this community. By the end of the course, our cohort of students vastly improved their skills and confidence in using a computer and communicating using English.
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9 August, 2020
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Working and studying during this ‘Covid-era’ has transformed the way we work and highlighted the importance of having up-to-date digital skills in order to connect and thrive in your workplace or studies. Macquarie Community College recently received a grant from the Good Things Foundation to purchase several electronic devices (laptops and tablets) to lend to students to help with their studies. We saw a need within our community where some adults wanted to enrol in a computer course but were deterred as they did not own their own device. With our Loan Device Program, our students can borrow a laptop or tablet during the course of their studies.
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25 October, 2019
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We are committed to decreasing the digital divide in our communities where there are deep gaps in access, affordability and skills in using computers, phones and tablets. A new research report (The Australian Digital Inclusion Index) provides a comprehensive picture of Australia’s online participation to date. Things are improving, however, there is still lots to do.
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28 December, 2018
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Our Business Administration Students hosted a Christmas lunch for 120+ members of the local Mt Druitt community. They used their newly learnt skills to create invitations, posters, Powerpoint presentations as well as organise the event and publish a cookbook of recipes. The event was a huge success! Congratulations.
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16 October, 2018
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Inspired by the international campaign, ‘Get Online Week’, Macquarie Community College has decided to extend our popular Tech Savvy Seniors classes to include free Computer Clubs. This will provide extra opportunities for seniors to ask any digital question they want in a friendly and supportive environment.
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14 April, 2018
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Happy Seniors Week! Macquarie Community College strongly supports seniors in the community and has been providing affordable learning programs for seniors through the Tech Savvy Seniors program since 2013. Recently, our Tech Savvy Seniors students spoke to us about how our courses have been helping them feel empowered and removed the 'fear factor' associated with technology.
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29 October, 2017
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A basic computer class is not only teaching students about Microsoft Office and setting up a simple home office system, but also how to find their inner strengths and confidence.
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9 June, 2017
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Older Australians are embracing the digital life. This is no mean fete when you consider that the only screens available to people in the early 1950s were in cinemas…
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