Gwydir Learning Region

The Gwydir Learning Region is a collection of community, education and Council representatives who work to ensure that people of all ages have the best access to education in the local area. This group has been able to develop education programs to meet the needs of the local people.

The Gwydir Learning Region promotes a student centred approach to learning where all students are valued and all learning is valued.

The GLR’s key mission is to coordinate all learning in the region to ensure educational needs are met which will foster community capacity building and regeneration into a sustainable geographical region in northern NSW.

Some of the organisations that are encompassed by the Gwydir Learning Region are:

Country Education Foundation of Gwydir Learning Region

Country Education Foundation of Gwydir Learning Region was established in 2012 to provide much needed financial assistance and support to local youth to help them achieve their post high school education, training and vocation aspirations. We recognise that the cost of rural students pursuing their post high school goals is often much greater than those of their metropolitan counterparts and that sometime these costs can be prohibitive.

With this in mind, CEF of Gwydir Learning Region fundraises throughout the year and accepts donations from local residents and businesses in order to provide financial grants to students who need an extra helping hand. The funds come directly from your local community – none of it is government funded – celebrating the aspiration of local youth and working to help them achieve these aspirations. It’s our way of saying “we believe in you and want to support your goals”.

For more information contact Anthony Francis on 0411 522 643.

Gwydir Career Start

In 2019 Gwydir Shire Council launched the Gwydir Career Start Initiative, a promotion and more focused approach to our already successful trainee and apprenticeship program. Providing opportunities for local school students and job seekers to gain valuable skills and work experience in a Local Government environment while studying for a trade and obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. The program gives Council the ability to train, develop and mould their trainees and apprentices into valuable, qualified and productive employees – Put simply, it allows us to “grown our own!”

Council provides opportunities in the following vocations:

  • Horticulture/Parks and Gardens
  • Automotive
  • Plumbing
  • Water Operations
  • Carpentry/Construction
  • Information Services
  • Business
  • Individual Support – Aged Care
  • Hospitality – Kitchen Operations
  • Civil Construction – Plant Operation
  • Early Childhood Education and Care

Keep a look out on Council’s Positions Vacant during Term 4 of the school year, for opportunities for the following year.

Automotive Trade Training Centre (ATTC)

The home of GLR Training’s Heavy Vehicle Registered Training Organisation the building is managed and maintained by the Gwydir Shire Council. The ATTC is a joint venture between the Warialda High School, Vocational Institutes and Gwydir Shire Council. The facility is utilised by the students of Warialda High School for their Metal Work lessons as well as for TAFE Automotive classes. The Community College has also run welding and leatherwork classes from the venue.

For more information, please contact Clarissa Barwick on 02 6729 3005.

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