The mission of the Community Technology Centres Association Inc. is to support and be the voice of Community Technology Centres.
In order to achieve its mission, the Community Technology Centres Association Inc.
- Provides information and resources relevant to the running of the CTCs;
- Advances and promotes standards, accreditation, branding and marketing of the CTCs;
- Develops business opportunities and partnerships and is a central point of contact for users of CTC
- network services;
- Develops and provides educational and networking opportunities to assist in the running of CTCs;
- Advocates on behalf of the interests of members.
CTC Business Planning seeks to achieve seven Community Outcomes:
Community Outcome 1
Provision of access for all members of the community to CTC services.
(Examples of services under Community Outcome 1 are Internet Cafes, Kids homework clubs, Seniors IT groups.)
Community Outcome 2
Provision of opportunities to gain awareness of and use of on-line government and non-government information and services in line with community needs and with local/ State/ Commonwealth government regional development initiatives.
(Examples of actions under Community Outcome 2 are targeted programs supporting community members access to government online services, online banking, online retail services, online information services.)
Community Outcome 3
Development of the economies, environments, people and cultures of rural and regional NSW through provision of access to community operated technology and telecommunications facilities.
(Examples of actions under Community Outcome 3 are programs involving digital media provision and training, serviced business office access, business planning support.)
Community Outcome 4
Identification and implementation of opportunities for successful community based business and partnership ventures.
(Examples of actions under Community Outcome 4 are CTC delivered services such as web design, business brochure and card design, computer consumables sale, equipment hire service.)
Community Outcome 5
Provision of access to educational programs through a variety of methods, including on-line and distance education programs.
(Examples of actions under Community Outcome 5 are provision of CTC facilities for use by distance education and online students, as well as direct provision of training by a CTC.)
Community Outcome 6
Development of the technological and human capacity required to tender for and gain new services and programs on behalf of the community.
(Examples of actions under Community Outcome 6 are development of community capability to identify and source external funding for provision of programs needed by communities that would not otherwise be able to be gained without the infrastructure provided by the CTC.)
Community Outcome 7
Development of small business management skills, including management of employment opportunities emerging from the operation of the CTC.
(Examples of actions under Community Outcome 7 are the development of the CTC's staffing and Committee capability to manage and sustain a community enterprise.)
Principles of the Association
The Community Technology Centres Association strongly advocates:
- Strategic relationships
- Commitment by communities