Warakirri College Blacktown Officially Opened by The Hon. Deputy Premier John Barilaro, MP
On Tuesday the 7th of February MTC Australia’s second Warakirri College was officially opened in Blacktown by special guest The Hon. Deputy Premier John Barilaro, MP securing a partnership between MTC Australia and TAFE Western Sydney. Other attendees included The Mayor Councillor Stephen Bali from the Blacktown City Council, surrounding City Council members, The MTC Australia CEO and MTC Australia Board Members.
Mr Barilaro said the five-year lease agreement of TAFE’s Blacktown Campus with Warakirri College would provide pathways into TAFE NSW and into employment for future students.
Warakirri College provides the opportunity of completing a high school certificate and HSC to disadvantaged and disconnected youth. Warakirri College operates within an adult learning environment with zero fees, no uniforms, and all resources provided.
Mr Barilaro stated “the latest partnership will open up new opportunities and access to education for dozens of disadvantaged young people”.
The Blacktown campus has been set up in a modern, well-appointed building within the Western Sydney TAFE at 7 Sunnyholt Road Blacktown, serving young people from as far west as Penrith and Richmond. Principal Carolyn Blanden says “students will really enjoy the adult learning environment and the modern, air-conditioned building of our new school”.
Warakirri College is an MTC Australia initiative registered with the NSW Board of Studies and is currently enrolling for Year 10, 11 and 12 for the 2017 school year. For any enquiries please contact 9914 3250.
Left: Warakirri College Chair of the Board Peter Price, The Hon. Deputer Premier John Barilaro MP, and Principal of Warakirri College Carolyn Blanden