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Cardinia Shire has chosen Living Learning Pakenham to manage the new Toomah Community Centre! Through an expression of interest process Living Learning Pakenham will this year manage and deliver training programs at Toomah (at Lakeside) while retaining our present campus in Henry Street for the continued delivery of Community College and Neighbourhood House programs. One of the many exciting initiatives at the new centre is the establishment of a Training Cafe that will, as well as serving great coffee and food, be training people in hospitality courses! We will be working in a close partnership with council and Windermere Child and Family Services to ensure that a comprehensive suite of opportunities is provided for the community from your new community centre. We will keep you posted on developments.

Upper Beaconsfield Community Centre

Living Learning Pakenham is busy partnering with other community centres to ensure vital, viable and sustainable community organisations continue to provide skills and wellbeing necessary for our growing communities. In a first for Cardinia, LLP is now providing management services to Upper Beaconsfield Community Centre creating a shared management service model that will result in greater resource sharing creating efficiencies, better more effective business model achieving greater organisational strength and viability and deliver more opportunities to more communities. Call Tammy Lobato CEO to discuss further 5941 2389.

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Cardinia Migrant Resource Centre

Did you know that Living & Learning provide a range of services/programs and resources for our expanding migrant community? We provide English language courses through our Certificates in Spoken and Written English and an information referral service. We are expanding our CALD services to deliver adequately for the increasing community demand. We are contracted by AMES to deliver the AMEP program offering 510 hours of free English for eligble migrants and we support our students through our student wellbeing program.

Office Skills for Employment

Looking to work in an office environment? Needing skills in administration? This could be the pathway for you! Nine week course starting at the end of July will provide you with improved typing skills, spreadsheet use, customer service, and a range of business technology. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for nine weeks from 9.30 - 3pm. We also have a bookkeeping course beginning on July 31.