Dr. Cen Amores was chosen as one of the 40 People of Australia Ambassadors announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard on January 18, 2012, in recognition of her contributions to the community. She holds a doctorate degree in Education (Educational Administration), has 13 years of teaching experience with South Western Sydney Institute of Technical and Further Education (TAFE), Martin College, Metropolitan Business College and other private training providers. She was previously employed with MTC Work Solutions as a Lead Employment Consultant. In this role, she was responsible for designing and delivering training for job seekers, as well as case managing the highly disadvantaged and long-term unemployed.
Dr. Amores is also a member of the Filipino Ministerial Consultative Committee for New South Wales (state level). She is the founding president of the Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations, Inc. (APCO) and has been active in the Filipino community together with her husband Ruben Amores, who is Founding President of the Kapit-bahayan Co-operative Ltd (KCL), a tenant-managed housing co-operative for low-to-middle income families from diverse cultural backgrounds.
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