FUNDING BOOST FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS IN WESTERN VICTORIA

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP this…

New $40 Million Fund To Help Train More Victorians

Victorian industries will receive more support to train their current and new workforce through the Andrews Labor Government’s new $40 million Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF). Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today launched the fund at Melbourne-based John Holland Group which is one of Australia’s leading engineering and contracting service providers. The fund…

State-Of-The-Art Training Equipment For Victoria Polytechnic

The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $550,000 in state-of-the-art, specialised teaching equipment for Victoria Polytechnic to meet the needs of both students and industry. Victoria Polytechnic will use its funding for simulation equipment for health based courses, as well as funds for the purchase of ten robots and improved equipment for hair, make-up…

Victorian Education And Training On The National Stage

Victoria’s best apprentices, trainees and employers will be recognised at the Australian Training Awards in Darwin tonight. Among the group of six individuals and five local organisations representing Victoria is apprentice Steven Jeffery who studied a Certificate III in Carpentry at Swinburne University of Technology. Steven has taken the skills he used in Victoria around…

2016 Community Work Partnership Winners Announced

Programs designed to support the rehabilitation of Victorians in the justice system have today been recognised at the 2016 Community Work Partnership Awards. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney joined hundreds of volunteers at the MCG this afternoon for the awards, which acknowledge constructive partnerships between Corrections Victoria and local community groups. A partnership between minimum-security…