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State saves Pilbara technical college

The state government will take over funding of the Australian Technical College in the Pilbara from the federal government, which will not renew an act covering the operation of the college.

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Burnie australian technical college northern tasmania
Why don't the government help the northern tasmanian colleges. It is making all of us crazy, we are all going to lose our jobs and also we will have to be transferred over to a new school without the same training as these schools have. It is a major dissapointment to us to be closed down so please help us by also saving our school

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This is all good and well for them but what about your ATC in Burnie and Launceston Tasmania. We are also facing closure on the 31 of December 2009 and as a result some ASBA (Australian School Based Apprentices) will lose their jobs, and will not have the opportunity to continue with our year 12 studies in 2010 through the ATC's Structure. I don't understand how the current year 11 students were promised a 2 year programe to obtain their year 12 cert back in 2008 and now it has been ripped from under us. Despite what anyone else states most of the other students and I like this college and the closure will just result in a lot more jobless teens in Tasmania who have been essentially failed or written off by the mainstream (state) schools (like we need anymore statistics about Tasmania's low post grade 10 retention rates). Our college is very beneficial for students like myself who had troubles in high school and trouble learning and the current TAFE system and other colleges just don't suit nor understand the needs of such teens of today. The ATCNT staff have demonstrated that they not only care and are committed but are very well qualified to educate us. Many students in Tasmania also suffer from isolation and come from backgrounds whose parents rely on part-time work (if any) and Centrelink to survive - given the opportunity many want to try and escape this cycle and not all schools suit these students and cater to their needs. I believe that ATCNT does. WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SAVE OUR COLLEGE

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