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Education is Key to Regional Recovery


ATWEA’s role has always been to provide a stable learning platform that could flex and adjust to the ever-changing needs of the community.

There have been many challenges over a long and rich 100-year history to providing adult workers with access to education, but perhaps none quite as impactful as the COVID-19 pandemic.

In September, the region’s unemployment rate jumped up to 9 per cent – the highest levels of job losses since the pandemic took hold early this year. While this is not a complete shock to organisations and people working in and around business, education and employment pathway sectors, this fact serves to underline further the importance of our region working to ensure that we have the