THERE’S a new sign of the times on the Main Street skyline in Lithgow and passers by are wondering what it’s all about.
So just what is VERTO?
The answer is fairly simple.
After almost 30 years Central West Community College is undergoing a major transformation.
The college, which started as a regional evening college in Bathurst in 1983 and in more recent times has been a major presence in Lithgow, has now grown into a much larger and diverse organisation with 26 offices across NSW, offering a range of services including education and training, employment transition, apprenticeships, disability support and tenancy advice.
“We realised that the name, Central West Community College, no longer truly reflected who we are, what we do and where we do it,” Chief Executive Officer Bernadette O’Connor said.
The decision to change the name and look of the organisation was approved by the board of directors, and by members at a special general meeting in May.
“The name VERTO (Latin for ‘transform’) was chosen because every day through our services we skill and transform lives, careers, businesses and communities, and through their transformation we transform ourselves,” Ms O’Connor said.
The major rebrand of the organisation also included a new logo and tagline (Skill to Transform) and will take effect from tomorrow.
Ms O’Connor is quick to point out that while there are some major changes to the organisation, some things remain the same.
“You can be sure that we will continue as a proud independent, not for profit organisation focussed on helping individuals and communities to reach their goals.”