Above: The representatives from the ACTVA at their meeting at Newman Senior Technical College, Port Macquarie, in 2016.
Australian Catholic Technical and Vocational Colleges Association (ACTVCA)
The ACTVCA grew out of a previous network of Australian Technical Colleges (ATCs), which emerged in 2005/2006. As ATC funding concluded in 2009, 3 ATCs either continued as or came into Catholic system operation: Newman Senior Technical College, Port Macquarie (the former) and St Patrick's and Marcellin Technical College(s), Adelaide (the latter).
There was a shared desire on the part of these 3 Colleges, alongside that of the emerging large and/or specialist Catholic Trade Training Centres, to meet regularly, share wisdom and experiences, and advocate for the VET in the Catholic schools sector. The Association has more latterly developed a clear Vision and Mission for itself:
The Association meets twice yearly, typically hosted at one of the members campuses/operations. Across the years ACTVCA has met with various State and Federal Ministers, include the last 4 Federal Skills Ministers: Ley, Hartsuyker, Birmingham and Andrews.The current membership of the Association includes the 3 Colleges list above, as well as:
Patrick O'Reilly, SCCVC.
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