Friday the 11th of December saw the launch of the rebrand of Tranby Aboriginal College as Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education and Training! It was an exciting day to be part of Tranby community, as we celebrated our new logo, name, website, and fresh, innovative direction for the future with inspiring speeches, an amazing dance performance and some bush tucker, of course! Click to watch out a video featuring some highlights from the day. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IHnrHiMLUQ&feature=youtu.be[/embed]
On the 30th of October, 2015, we celebrated the graduation of yet another incredible group of Tranby students. Two groups graduated this week – the students from the Organisational Leadership Excellence for Aboriginal Leaders and Managers Program and the Diploma of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Advocacy. Both groups have worked extremely hard over the past year and we can’t wait to find out where their new qualifications take them! [RPG id=2982]
This November, representatives from Tranby are heading all around New South Wales to chat to communities about the benefits of adult education. Our staff will be visiting regional organisations and attending community events. They'll be happy to answer any questions about studying at Tranby and will have applications for study in 2016 on hand and ready to fill out. Check our Facebook page to see if we're heading to your town!
On Thursday the 15th of October, Tranby staff attended the annual Justice Awards night organised by the New South Wales Law and Justice Foundation held at the Parliament of New South Wales. Tranby's incredible CEO, Dr. Belinda Russon was nominated for a Justice Medal in commendation of her ongoing commitment toward increasing opportunities for education and training for Indigenous Australians and her work in social justice matters. It was an inspiring opportunity for all attendees to celebrate the achievements of those striving toward improving access to justice and Tranby congratulates all winners and nominees!
On Friday September 4th we held our annual graduation ceremony for students who had completed either the Diploma of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Advocacy (NATSILA) or the Diploma of Community Development. 30 students travelled from all around Australia to celebrate the completion of their two-program, some from as far as Perth, Broken Hill and the Kimberley region. Professor Heather Goodall of The University of Technology Sydney and Tranby CEO Belinda Russon served as the guest speakers at the ceremony and reminded the students of their need to use the motivation they had found in their studies to transform their local communities. Sophie Oui, Anne Edwards, and Valerie Dodds each received the Kevin Cook Memorial Award for their commitment to study, Indigenous advocacy and community engagement.