The Peninsula will miss out on free workshops offered to HSC students through council libraries elsewhere on the Coast.
Seven workshops will be held in May, June and September at libraries at Toukley, Tuggerah and Erina, but not one will be held at Umina or Woy Woy libraries.
Council libraries manager Ms Beth Burgess said the events were “a fantastic opportunity for students to get hints and tips from professionals without the cost”.
“We remain committed to providing learning and development opportunities for students on the Coast and encourage them and their parents to take note of the free events and book now,” she said.
However, Central Coast Council is not considering offering these opportunities locally at this stage.
Central Coast Council’s media unit told Peninsula News that Umina and Woy Woy libraries had not been included due to a number of factors.
“The venues for the HSC events were selected based on the availability of spaces across all Council libraries as well as the availability/schedule of the guest presenter.
“The libraries on the Peninsula currently have limited programming space due to a significant enhancement occurring at Woy Woy Library, which includes improved reading and study space.
“This is due for completion by the end of June.
“We will be programing more HSC activities and workshops throughout the year.
“When planning these programs, we will be looking at all our available library spaces and where guest presenters can attend.
“At this time, the Peninsula libraries will again be considered for HSC events,” the media unit said.
SOURCE: Media release, 1 May 2018 Beth Burgess, Central Coast Council