The Wangaratta Regional Study Centre works closely with CSU Faculties and Divisions to: ∙ act as a regional hub to support online learning ∙ support the delivery of online and distance education courses to Victorian students ∙ establish innovative pathway options from GO TAFE to CSU ∙ assist successful transition of students from vocational education to higher education ∙ build higher education aspiration and participation across the region ∙ develop niche under/post graduate qualifications responding to regional demand ∙ extend existing CSU professional development and research activities into Victoria
Wangaratta Regional Study Centre Manager Ilena Young (right) is pictured with local veterinarian and CSU graduate Dr Mandy Lugsdin.
∙ deliver short courses and capacity building for regional industry and communities. The facilities at the Wangaratta Regional Study Centre (available for hire) include: ∙ two 40 person seminar rooms which can be joined to accommodate 80 people ∙ 40 student science laboratory ∙ teaching kitchen with three-phase power attached to seminar room space ∙ 20 person Information Technology/ Computer Lab ∙ access to a further 4 x 20 person classrooms (two of which can be joined to hold 40 people) ∙ open plan student commons facilities with access to CSU student computers ∙ a variety of meeting, videoconferencing and break-out rooms to hold up to 10 people ∙ hot desks for visiting CSU staff. For more information about the Wangaratta Regional Study Centre, please contact Ilena Young at: email@example.com or visit: csu.edu.au/about/locations/ wangaratta
What’s really important, however, is to be happy in your work life and to look for a fulfilling career path. “Networking and education plays a vital role in this process and while it may not be for everyone, tertiary education opens many doors to different careers, helps develop critical thinking skills, and helps us interact better within groups and form extensive lifelong networks. “Well done to CSU for attracting small business mentors of a very high calibre to this event.”
work that we do,” Ilena said. “One idea being explored is a small business mentoring program designed to help small business operators in the rural city of Wangaratta gain advice and connections. “This could involve us bringing together a number of alumni for a facilitated brainstorming session that allows the businessperson to pick the brains of people who’ve already done the kinds of things they would like to do. “For us, it’s all about strengthening regional partnerships, building on existing knowledge and creating innovative models of education and knowledge delivery. If you’re a CSU graduate with good ideas who would like to get involved in some way, we’d love to hear from you.” Ilena encourages alumni who would like to be involved in a possible mentoring program to contact her direct at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, Wangaratta staff will look to develop new ways of engaging CSU alumni with the work that they do. “We are well aware we have thousands of CSU alumni in our region doing all sorts of amazing things, and who are looking to work with the CSU Alumni team to create opportunities for graduates to share their knowledge and expertise and support us in the
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