Tasmanian Centacare program a national winner

A Centacare program helping the long-term unemployed return to work, has been named the Australian Adult Learning Program of the Year.

Developed by Willson Training Centre a division of Centacare Welfare, the C-Change Program helps people who have had multiple barriers to employment.

Thee centre, named after Tasmania's first Bishop, Robert William Willson (pictured), has been operating as a training organisation for over 20 years.

Willson Training Centre manager Sarah Lowe said the award recognised outstanding work in program development, implementation and evaluation of adult learning.

"I am very proud that our program, developed and implemented in Tasmania, has won such a prestigious national award," Ms Lowe said.

"C-Change has achieved this award because it has demonstrated significant outcomes for its participants, which include job outcomes.

"I am also very grateful to the staff and to the Tasmanian Department of Economic Development which funded the program," she said.

The Archbishop of Hobart Adrian Doyle, congratulated Willson Training Centre and Centacare Welfare on their success.

"This is another success story for the C-Change Program, which has provided innovative assistance to those within our community who would not necessarily receive such support," Archbishop Doyle said.

Tasmanian program a national winner (Willson Training Centre 12/11/07)

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13 Nov 2007