College Connections

Trainer Paul Byrnes delivering WHS White Card training this week in the newly refurbished training room at the GALA Centre
26th May 2020

Do you need help to get work ready?
New England Community College(NECC) has been supporting our community with their learning needs for over 38 years. NECC is ready to help you stay connected during these challenging times.
We are back up and running offering a range of online, work ready short courses and certificate courses. The work ready and certificate courses are nationally recognised and will assist you in finding employment.

Is there any support available for seniors?
NECC have more free training available for seniors. Our focus for seniors will be to help them stay connected with family and friends by using apps like Zoom and Face time.
One class will focus on online shop including how to purchase items such as groceries online. While this may seem daunting, our trainers can help make the change as easy as possible.
We can start with phone support if needed to ease participants into a video conference classroom where they can speak with their trainer and other participants.
We generally offer Tech Savvy Seniors Training funded by the NSW Government and Telstra.
Is there anything available for people that are self-isolating and looking for something to do?
Yes. We have available an extensive range of online courses. At the moment we can discount these courses from $250 down to $50. These are non-accredited courses but may be helpful in upskilling. Check our website for what is available.

What’s been happening this week at NECC?
Courses have restarted in our refurbished training room with COVID-19 social distancing measures in place. This week we conducted White Card and Working at Heights courses which gives participants skills needed to work on construction sites.

What courses are coming up in June?
Quite a few courses coming up in June. Some people may be interested in upskilling and retraining. Please check the website for the many courses and available dates.