TAFE Western Wellington College’s Information Day has been hailed a success, with an enthusiastic crowd of people coming along to participate in a number of fun and exciting interactive workshops.
Called Gawaymbanha Dhu (which means Information Day), the aim of the event was to promote a TAFE Western Aboriginal Education and Training Unit (AETU) brokered course – a Certificate II: Skills for Work and Training course - with an Aboriginal contextualised theme.
“We are running this course with the Yarradamarra staff and along with valuable training the participants are going to do a variety of elective units such as Aboriginal arts and crafts with Aunty Iris Reid, Aboriginal Languages with Connie Ah See and Aboriginal music with Michael Donovan,” Aboriginal Community Consultant Melissa Olsen said.
Approximately 20 people came along to the event. Participants enjoyed interactive workshops including navigating around the Aboriginal Language moodle, singing with Michael Donovan and painting with Aunty Iris. Kylie Giusti was also there to promote the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program.
“From this day we secured 11 enrolments and we hope to gain more traction with further promotion at Wellington College’s NAIDOC event on July 8 and from those who attended enthusiastically event spreading the word to their family, friends and their local communities,” Mrs Olsen said.
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