Christine and her team of four dedicated staff take the university out into the community space. They provide career counselling, skills recognition, and short courses in collaboration with VU Faculties as well as community providers.
This initiative makes the transition to learning easier for those who would otherwise not consider further training or higher education. Advising people on the best starting point for return to study, VU Community Gateways counsellors can help choose pathways and courses to suit individual needs with the view to enabling successful completion of studies.
The Mobile Gateways Vehicle has also enabled Christine and her staff to organise a diverse program of activities and information sessions within schools and businesses in the north and west of Melbourne.
The success of this initiative has lead to other organisations, such as Queensland Rail to adopt this mobile model for flexible delivery of OHS training for their staff and community.
- Christine Mountford
- Project Manager, Community Gateways
- Phone: +61 3 9919 7709
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org