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LAUNCH OF RECONNECT PROGRAM AT WYNDHAM COMMUNITY & EDUCATION CENTRE
On Thursday 11 August 2016, the local member for Werribee, Mr Tim Pallas MP will launch Wyndham Community & Education Centre’s Reconnect Program.
Wyndham CEC successfully applied for the program for Wyndham & Hobson’s Bay.
The program forms part of the State Government’s Back to Work Scheme.
Reconnect targets young people aged 15-24, without a Year 12 or equivalent who are not in education, training or employment but who require training & skills in order to make the transition to further education, training or employment.
CEO, Ms Jennie Barrera stated, “vulnerable young people who leave school early face significant barriers in their education, training and employment pathways & transitions unless targeted interventions and services are put in place to support them.”
Wyndham CEC has partnered with Whitelion & the WynBay LLEN to deliver the Reconnect Program across the two municipalities. A fulltime Youth Coordinator has been employed to lead the program.
Ms Barrera acknowledged the Andrew’s government for this important initiative and for their support of young people across Victoria. “The program will target young people currently falling through the cracks and help to improve their education and employment opportunities long term.”
For details about Reconnect, please call the Wyndham Education & Community Centre Inc., on 03 9742 4013
We have new Children's Services courses starting soon. Places are limited, don't miss out!
Our 6 month Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care provides you with the most up-to-date skills and knowledge to help you gain successful employment in children’s services, such as long day care, family day care & kindergarten.
Ready to take your career in children’s services to the next level? Study your Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care at Wyndham CEC and receive our industry recognised qualification
The Sandy Mein Scholarship has been established through donations by family and friends of the late Sandy Mein and through corporate sponsorship from Vertech Hume.
Sandy Mein was an inspirational and well respected teacher at Wyndham Community and Education Centre Inc.
Scholarships will assist students financially to complete an approved course at Wyndham CEC.
Please contact us on 9742 4013 for further information.
Joint Statement on racism directed at Adam Goodes
“Australia must and can be better than this”
Following the weekend’s events when prominent Aboriginal AFL player and former Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes was booed at every turn during the Swans v West Coast Eagles AFL match.
Today in advance of the weekend round of AFL, 150 organisations join together to call for renewed efforts to stamp out racism in sport and everyday life.
A tribute to a much-loved teacher is helping 15 students stay at school
A scholarship scheme was set up in memory of Wyndham Community and Education Centre (WCEC) teacher Sandy Mein, who died unexpectedly on September 17 last year.
Mr Mein taught the centre’s re-engagement class for young people who had left school, as well as English-as-a-second-language classes for refugees.
On 17th June 2015 the Hon Tim Pallas MP officially launched the BA@Wyndham. This partnership between Wyndham CEC and Federation University is offering a fantastic pathway for young people to go to university in their own community. We would like to share with you some photos of the event.
Karenni refugee from Burma secure in a place to call home in Wyndham
He will be 40 next year but, for the first time in his life, Mae Sie Win is enjoying a basic state of grace most of us take for granted, living without fear and in a place where he feels he belongs.
His trauma dates back decades: as a 13 year old, taken by the Burmese military, kicked and beaten and barely fed as he carried their supplies across mountainous terrain; as an 18 year old, fleeing Burma to the safety of a refugee camp; then the better part of two decades as a stateless person in that camp.
Saffron Kitchen on a house around the corner
Check out this short video created by a house around the corner about Saffron Kitchen, and how Wyndham Community & Education Centre is helping to empower people in our local community.
Once you are done watching pop down to Saffron and try our famous scones and cup of coffee.
VCAL 4 LIFE
A short video that introduces the VCAL to students and parents who are considering options for senior secondary study.
De-stigmatise Adult illiteracy - Featuring Wyndham CEC
Wyndham Community and Education Centre was featured on Today Tonight in a story about de-stigmatising Adult Literacy.
Racism. It Stops With Me. TV spot. Feat. Adam Goodes
As you may be aware, the Commission launched a community service announcement (CSA) for the “Racism. It Stops with Me” campaign on the weekend. You can view it here
Us Karen - The Book
"Us Karen" was written by Richard Dove and illustrated by the talented Karen artist, Tha Do, to tell the amazing story of the Karen people's journey, as refugees, from Burma to Australia. The book was published as a Wyndham Community and Education Centre project and was funded by the Wyndham City Council. "Us Karen" was launched at Wyndham City Council on the 22nd of February, 2012 before an audience of over 300 people. The Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, kindly supported this book launch by recording this speech from her office, in Canberra. The book has already sold 1,000 copies.
If you would like to purchase a copy, please do so by contacting Wyndham Community Education Centre on 97424013 or download an order form here
Hardcover coming soon
Check out some of these short videos about services we offer