Blog

7 February, 2023
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As the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector continues to face an unprecedented workforce shortage, organisations such as Macquarie Community College are stepping up to the plate to prepare and deploy a skilled workforce in the ECEC sector. From its most recent cohort of graduates, 85% of the students enrolled in the course have gone on to gain employment in various related positions. To celebrate the success of Macquarie Community College’s Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, we spoke to graduates Palakshi and Payal on their experiences in the course and what they’re up to now.
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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 December, 2022
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Last week we held our Staff Recognition event – this event celebrates our great team members who are recipient of Anniversary Awards, Teaching Excellence Awards and Staff Excellence Awards. It has been another year of achievement for the Community College – and all of our team members have again worked collaboratively to ensure that we create and delivered quality, inclusive learning opportunities to our students in another year of constant change. Congratulations to all our finalists, award winners and anniversary award recipients!
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3 November, 2022
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Macquarie Community College was delighted to host senior executives from the NSW Department of Education at its joint campus of the college and Gateway Community High
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3 April, 2022
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“I want migrant women to know that they should not stop going after their dreams,” says Olga. Her career in Aged Care fits perfectly with her personal interests and love for people, and her flexible work hours fit neatly with her responsibilities to her family of five. Added to this, both work and training have introduced her to people from diverse cultures, giving her lifelong friends and a supportive community. SKILLS4You, a new program launched last month by Macquarie Community College, offers a program designed for migrant women wanting to work in aged care, disability care and child care.
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14 March, 2022
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Facing many disadvantages, Noura was able to find a new path to empowerment and employment through Macquarie Community College. Noura is now in high demand as a care worker, with several employers offering her work. SKILLS4You is a new program for migrant women to help people like Noura get into careers in Aged Care, Disability Care and Child Care - industries in high demand of workers. This new fee-free program for eligible students provides wrap around support services combined with formal training in English language, job readiness and formal qualification training.
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11 March, 2022
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The recent results from the 2021 National Student Outcomes Survey, show great employment outcomes and satisfaction reported by graduates of Macquarie Community College, especially during a year of constant disruption and adaptation due to COVID. Our students have received training that was of benefit to their employment and have overwhelmingly felt supported and satisfied as they transitioned to online learning.
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8 March, 2022
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International Women’s Day is always a good day to reflect on the work we do here at Macquarie Community College and how it empowers women to reach their potential. At MCC the majority of our students, staff and directors are women. We learn, work and connect with women as a strong point.
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27 February, 2022
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Macquarie Community College is pleased to announce the launch of its SKILLS4You program, specially designed to train and support migrant women seeking careers in the care sector. SKILLS4You is tailored to increase opportunities for migrant women to gain skills for life and work in Australia, increasing their participation in employment pathways and connecting them with others in their local communities.
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14 December, 2021
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This week we held an event for our Teaching Excellence Awards, Anniversary Awards and Staff Excellence Awards. We celebrated the amazing efforts that our teachers and staff have gone to this year, in order to bring quality training to our students in yet another year of constant change. Congratulations to all our finalists, award winners and anniversary award recipients!
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