Soroptimists Offer New Opportunities for TAFE Students

13 April 2016

All women enrolled in the Certificate I in New Opportunities for Women (NOW) course at Central Regional TAFE have were given the opportunity to apply for scholarship assistance thanks to the generous sponsorship provided by Soroptimists International of Geraldton Inc.

This wonderful initiative is open to any full-time NOW students studying during Semester One and assists with the course and associated costs. Remaining funds can be used at the recipient’s discretion.

Central Regional TAFE NOW Lecturer, Helen Smith, thanked Soroptimists International Geraldton for their support and said the work that Soroptimists members do in order to provide opportunities which enhance, educate and empower the lives of women across the world, and is a good fit with the training students receive.

“The involvement of Soroptimists International of Geraldton Inc has been promoted to our students and they now have a good background on the ethos of Soroptimists, particularly enabling the NOW students to reach their full potential and support each other during their training program,  said Ms Smith.

President Elect, Luci Bailey, said Soroptimists International is a vibrant, dynamic organisation for professional and business women to help women and girls to achieve their individual and collective potential and the partnership with Central Regional TAFE and this program was a good fit.

Ms Bailey said that this and other scholarships were made available due to the fundraising activities of her hard working members.

“Being a member of the organisation helps women expand their professional, business and social networks with like-minded women,” she said.

“We are actively looking for new members at the moment, and would welcome the opportunity to invite like minded ladies to come and find out what we are about. We meet once a month and welcome new members who would like to empower other women!”

The NOW course is designed for women looking to return to the workforce and is a refresher and development course for women and girls to improve and develop their general skills and knowledge.

For more information on Soroptimists International of Geraldton Inc contact President Elect Luci Bailey on 0428 471 530.

FT - Full time

PT - Part time

FLX - Flexible

RPL - Recognition of prior learning

ONL - Online

OPL - Open learning

PRE - Preapprenticeship

APP - Apprenticeship

TRN - Traineeship

WPA - Workplace assessment