Local students explore options at mini expo

Information Evening coordinator and Monaro High School Careers Advisor, Brad McElroy and Cooma Universities Centre Manager, Zoe Dawson.

Information Evening coordinator and Monaro High School Careers Advisor, Brad McElroy and Cooma Universities Centre Manager, Zoe Dawson.

MONARO High School hosted a "mini expo" on Monday to give local students the opportunity to explore and discuss subject choices and consider possible pathways available to them beyond year 10.

Cooma Universities Centre manager, Zoe Dawson, attended the evening to represent the new option to students of staying locally in Cooma and studying a University degree.

Previously, post high school university options for students entailed moving away to a university campus or attempting to complete a distance learning degree at home in relative isolation.

The Cooma Universities Centre aims to change all of this. From 2015 the Centre hopes to offer University degrees from various institutes to be delivered via supported learning (a combination of distance study and face to face tutorials) in Cooma. They are currently in negotiations with two Australian Universities to offer degrees in Education and Business/Tourism.

Also attending the HSC information evening were representatives from Canberra University, Charles Sturt University and The Australian Catholic University. Carolyn Ewart from TAFE was there to discuss TVET options with students and a representative from The Australian Business Apprentice Centre was also there to discuss future career options with students.

For further information about the Cooma Universities Centre or to register your interest in upcoming courses, please contact Zoe Dawson at the centre in Bombala Street, between Boyce and Cigana Workwear, during office hours. You can also email at zoe.dawson@coomauc.com.au or call 6452 3368.

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