Learning is a key target for Wellington

Since its official launch in May 2009, members of the Wellington Learning Community have been working to create new learning opportunities and employment pathways for people in Wellington and its surrounding districts.

Semester 2, 2009 has been busy for Wellington TAFE College following the introduction of Certificate III in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Care and Certificate I in Access for Work and Training. This course has been specially developed for men in and around Wellington to provide training in a variety of skills which can help them in future employment.

Karen Forrester, TAFE Western Outreach Co-ordinator at Wellington has worked with the Wellington Men's Shed, OEC Employment and Sure way Employment to develop the course.

Karen said "The men's course includes training in computer skills, horticulture, first aid, automotive, welding, work place hygiene, with a focus on employment skills. The class is made up of men with a wonderful cross section of age and experience."

TAFE Western, in association with Wellington Primary School has commenced Certificate II in Clothing Production.  Karen said, "This will be a great opportunity for members of the Wellington community to learn basic skills in clothing production."

TAFE will also offer courses in Responsible Service of Alcohol, Responsible Service of Gambling, First Aid and Occupational Health & Safety White Card during the next three months.

For further information please visit the Wellington TAFE College or contact Gina Parkes on 6840 2115.