25 September 2023

CIT backs women going back to work

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The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) has held a graduation ceremony in Tuggeranong for 13 women who have completed its Return to Work for Women program.

Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Meegan Fitzharris said the program was designed for women who were looking to re-enter the paid workforce.

“This terrific program brings women together from all over Canberra to build their confidence, update their skills and get back into work after an extended absence,” Ms Fitzharris said.

“CIT’s strong industry partnerships with a variety of organisations provide great opportunities for valuable work experience which can often lead to employment.”

She said the course had been a great success over recent years, with a 90 per cent completion rate and approximately 76 per cent of graduates going on to employment or further training in an area of interest.

“Business administration and community work have been areas of particular interest for this semester’s cohort,” Ms Fitzharris said.

“If you’ve been out of the workforce for a while, this could be the right first step for you to help regain your confidence, brush up on your professional skills and learn computing and digital literacy skills to improve your chances of successfully re-entering the workforce.”

She said students found the course a valuable and fun experience as they heard from a range of guest speakers, learnt practical skills, updated their referees and professional knowledge and learned with each other in a supportive environment.

More information about the course can be accessed from the CIT by phone on (02) 6207 3188 or email: [email protected].

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