Its all about the students
It is hard to believe that it has been 1 year since we officially opened the campus, and it is a bit too close to Xmas to embark on another article of our achievements in the last year. However, I can report that we had the best anniversary present yesterday. Centacare started their first of many scheduled recruitment sessions with GeSS Education students and the whole class did extremely well. The buzz throughout the campus was exciting with a team of Facility Managers from Centacare placed around the campus interviewing students; after giving the whole class an in-depth presentation on the needs and workings of the sector. Best news!!!
All students were placed into not only placement but with the opportunity for their placement to become employment. Plus, the remaining students of this our first cohort of Aged Care/Disability/Home & Community courses have already found employment. This is a massive achievement in 1 year. This achievement is a testament to the dedication of our team, and we are working hard to make sure we not only offer the best selection of courses for our students but also placement and employment opportunities. Even for those courses that do not have mandatory placement. Therefore, we offer an Internship with most of our Diploma courses for both local and International students. Why??? Because it is all about the student, their dreams, their career aspirations, and the journey of life-long learning which we hope to inspire within them while they attend our campus.
First cohort of Aged Care/Disability/Home & Community students
For 60 years, they have been providing support services to the people of South East Queensland.
Whilst they are a Catholic agency, they provide these services to the entire community, regardless of religion, circumstance, ethnicity, economic situation, age, gender or ability.
You will find Centacare services in every corner of South East Queensland. With a team of more than 3,200, including their invaluable volunteers, and operating from more than 200 locations, they provide help and create hope for tens of thousands of people each year.
With funding from both the Federal and Queensland governments, they are able to provide quality services to those in need of a range of services including childcare, support services for the aged and people with a disability as well as relationship education, counselling and support.
We are grateful to our army of volunteers and donors who enable our non-government funded work in prisons, hospitals, psychiatric pastoral care and Indigenous communities.
At Centacare, they want you to feel welcome, supported and treated with respect each and every time you access one of their services. They strive to deliver professional and accountable services whilst empowering their clients to find solutions and achieve their goals.