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3 That's the job! Up-to-date and focused programs At Western Sydney Institute, we are committed to helping you develop real skills for real careers. WSI works closely with industry and employer groups to ensure training is focused, and is exactly what you need to know. Everything is geared towards you obtaining the qualification you need to do the job, so that you can meet your personal and professional goals. "Working in disability services, I am constantly challenged and forever interested. I am able to be creative and foster new ideas and it is incredibly rewarding." Jacqueline Vella, WSI graduate and Australian Trainee of the Year. "Web Design, for me, has always been a hobby. To have the ability to take a passion of mine and turn it into a career is a dream come true." Blake Cannell, WSI student and 2010 WorldSkills Australia Gold medallist. Study @ your own pace @ your own place Distance education has experienced huge growth in the last decade, and is now the fastest growing area of education in the world. Western Sydney Institute includes the Open Training and Education Network (OTEN). With a wide variety of courses and equally varied approaches to learning, OTEN is a world-leader in distance learning. The single biggest advantage of distance learning is that it gives you the flexibility to fit study around other things in your life. OTEN is the expert at helping you make everything fit together. "I needed a starting point that I felt was achievable and workable with the other responsibilities I had ... the flexibility of OTEN meant that I could work at my pace, in my available time, but still access the teachers by phone or email when I needed to... This course has been so challenging for me. I found I had to answer from within myself -- fantastic for personal development." Lisa Northam, WSI graduate, NSW 2009 Vocational Student of the Year and mother of three. WSI's Australian Workforce Development Solutions Unit provides a wide range of training and assessment services to enterprises in the region. The Unit provides commercial and government agencies with customised skills development solutions that improve productivity. Visit www.awds.edu.au for more information.