Cire tops training provider award

Cindy Freedman, Gus Seremetis, Nina Bekker, Anna-Louise Allen and Erin Weinberg.

By Jed Lanyon

Cire Services has been named the top community training provider in Victoria, at the Victorian Department of Education and Training’s 65th Anniversary Victorian Training Awards on Friday 6 September.

The awards are the most prestigious event on the TAFE and training calendar, showcasing the best of the best in the sector as well as highlighting how Vocational Education and Training is making a difference to individuals and communities.

To go along with the award, Cire was recently recognised as a Learn Local Legend at the Victorian Learn Local Awards, while Nina Bekker and the Women’s Warehouse Essentials program were finalists for other awards.

The Women’s Warehouse Essentials program empowers long-term unemployed women and 70 per cent of participants have achieved employment.

Cire CEO, Gus Seremetis said the string of award accolades was a thrilling acknowledgement of Cire’s work, with much to look forward to in the future.

“We are proud of our quality and innovative approaches to up-skilling people to enhance their employment pathways, and the positive difference this makes at so many levels and well beyond the classroom,” Ms Seremetis said.

She noted the true measure of Cire’s success was the high number of participants who find employment after undertaking training at Cire and the increase in course enrolments.

“Our award successes are a particular tribute to the hard work of our team at Cire Training and the way all our services work in collaboration to deliver to people of all ages within our extensive reach,” she said.

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