Longerenong College students drop in 2015
|01/07/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
John GoldsmithLONGERENONG College student numbers have dropped below the cap put in place last year.
The college announced last year that full-time student enrolments for on-campus courses would be capped at 60.
College general manager John Goldsmith said no students would miss out this year, as enrolment numbers were below the cap.
He said staff were pleased with the numbers, despite not reaching the maximum.
‘‘We’ve had growth the past few years and it is really important that we at least maintain our intake,’’ he said.
Mr Goldsmith said numbers at this year’s enrolment day on Wednesday were identical to last year when 44 students signed up to the college.
‘‘We had more males this year though, unlike last year when we had more females,’’ he said.
‘‘So we are now pretty much 50-50 in terms of boys and girls across the two year groups.
‘‘It’s an excellent spread of students.’’
The similar numbers come after a steady increase in enrolments in the past few years.
Enrolments were up 18 per cent in 2014, rising to 44 from 36 in 2014.
The college’s student accommodation is set to undergo a major upgrade after a $2-million commitment from the State Government in September.
The $20-million project will include the development of a new recreational and study area to the north of the existing accommodation, along with the refurbishment of all areas of the dormitories.
Mr Goldsmith said the commercial kitchen had already been upgraded.
‘‘That was completed over the summer and we are now just completing the tender document for the rest of the accommodation,’’ he said.
‘‘We hope those documents will go out this month.
‘‘Potential students were excited about the upgrade and our second-year students appreciate the new kitchen, knowing what the old one was like.’’
Mr Goldsmith said there would be no new courses at the college this year.
‘‘It is pretty much business as usual for us now,’’ he said.
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