Central Coast employers will have the opportunity to share unique insights into their emerging fields at a tertiary education forum to be held this week.
Hosted by the University of Newcastle and Central Coast TAFE, the ‘Educate for a Career’ forum aims to generate discussion about tertiary education in the region and raise awareness of key issues.
The event has been organised by the Central Coast Community Campus Forum, a group set up by the NSW Government, the University and TAFE, to provide feedback and consult with the community about tertiary education in the region.
University academics and TAFE managers will team up with professionals working in accounting, business, allied health and community services, to discuss education options in these fields.
“We have invited employers in these growing employment areas on the Central Coast to share ideas about how tertiary education can help their operation in the long-term,” Chair of the Central Coast Community Campus Forum, Margaret Haseltine, said.
“Community engagement is pivotal to the continued growth of tertiary education. This forum will be an important vehicle to bolster support for the emerging professions of business and community health.”
The ‘Educate for a Career’ forum will be held in Lecture Theatre 1, University of Newcastle Central Coast campus, Chittaway Road, Ourimbah, on Wednesday 23 March 2011 from 5pm to 7pm.
For more information about the forum contact University of Newcastle Central Coast campus Business and Community Adviser, Catharina Boer, on 02 4348 4184. For interviews contact Media and Public Relations Officer Leonie Brann on 02 4921 6856 or 0448 898 813.