HAVING an education centre named after her was beyond Professor Lyn Beazley’s wildest dreams.
But the dream became reality yesterday when Coodanup Community College’s new Lyn Beazley Learning and Innovation Centre was officially opened at Frasers Landing.
Also launched was the Certificate 111 in Micro Business Operations at the College which offers project-based learning in a real-world context.
Mandurah MLA David Templeman told year 11 students at the launch that he was proud of their commitment to their school and the area.
“Grab the program with both hands,’’ he told the students.
“It’s a fantastic initiative.”
Mr Templeman said Professor Beazley was one of the most passionate people he had ever known and totally focused on doing good things.
He likened her to a can of lemonade that fizzed as soon as it was opened and fizzed even more when it was shaken.
Professor Beazley said the new course was about real life “and you really need to know about that.”.
“Grab the opportunities on offer, they will mean a far greater future for you,’’ she told students.
Mayor Rhys Williams warned students not to be afraid to be different in their approach to their careers.
“You need to learn a different way to solve problems and this course helps to offer the tools to tackle the significant challenges we face,’’ he said.
“Don’t let anyone tell you the path you are taking is wrong just because it might be different,’’