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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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20 September, 2021
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Macquarie Community College were pleased to be announced winners for the best Adult Learners Week event for the second year in a row. During the event, we engaged 300 students who learned a variety of courses, including Lockdown Haircuts, Self Care During Lockdown, Stay at Home Beauty, Creating a Veggie Patch, as well as our classes from our current Leisure and Self Improvement offering, Flower Arrangement, Acrylic Pouring, Tai Chi, Guitar, Calligraphy and more!
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23 August, 2021
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At Macquarie Community College, we have always been firm believers that you should never stop learning because you can 'change your story' through learning a new skill! 'Change Your Story' is the theme for this year's Adult Learners Week. To celebrate Adult Learners' Week, we will be holding free taster classes and demonstrations in a variety of Leisure & Self Improvement courses. You can try Flower Arrangement, Acrylic Pouring, Meditation, Tai Chi & Qigong, Guitar, Self Care Beauty, Lockdown Haircuts and more!
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7 July, 2021
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Congratulations to not one but two MCC Members and former Directors, Sue Murray OAM and David Rickards OAM. They were both recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List last month and received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).
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1 July, 2021
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In celebration of Refugee Week, one of our past students, Justine, was selected by SydWest Multicultural Services to have her portrait taken. Justine arrived in 2004 from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Upon arrival, she worked hard to learn English at Macquarie Community College. Since then, she has also gained 2 Diplomas and a Bachelor of Social Science and now works in a State Member's Office where she organises various community programs. Justine is also a mother to 6 children.
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