Community College is always looking for new ways to go the extra mile. Recently the College took delivery of four new vehicles that will enable its growing staff to do just that! The College is responding to community need to provide learning opportunities to people living in rural and remote areas along with the need to make sure trainers and support staff are able to travel to outlying communities safely.
According to Community College Executive Officer, Alison Heagney, “The investment in a fleet of vehicles gives us greater visibility on the ground and will help us do what we do best—bring education to our learners. Look for our new vehicles out and about in the community. We’re on the move delivering face-to-face training solutions right where you need us.”
The “Paddock to Plate” sustainability program highlights the way in which employability skills classes are providing a valuable learning experience to communities in rural locations.
Students have been attending to practical and theory lessons at The Living Classroom. The TLC is located on the outskirts of Bingara and has a wide range of agricultural activities with horticulture, aquaculture and forestry. The group’s work recently resulted in a number of first place awards, at the local Bingara Show which was held on 25 May, for their produce that they had grown throughout term.
The fleet of Nissan X-trails supplied by Gaukroger Nissan Inverell is perfectly suited to the challenging driving conditions experienced by college staff who regularly drive long distances to reach learners and campuses throughout the region. Local experts Simply Print Anything attended to the fleet’s bright vehicle signage.