Adult learners in Colac will have access to a more modern learning environment, thanks to a $5,000 boost from the Brumby Government.
Announcing the funding today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the State Equipment Grant would help Colac Adult and community Education to purchase:
– 10 chairs to replace current old chairs in one computer room
– 10 portable, easy to fold up and move tables for the largest classroom
– 12 large capacity memory sticks for tutors
– 22 inch computer screen for demonstration purposes in main computer room
– 106 cm LCD TV for use by classes viewing DVD’s in downstairs classrooms
“This new equipment will help Colac Adult and community Education increase opportunities for adult education in Colac and improve access for adult learners with special needs,” Ms Tierney said.
“Through the State Equipment Grants program, the Brumby Government is providing $4 million over two years to help adult learning providers across the state purchase modern learning resources and administrative equipment.
Since 1999, the Brumby Government has invested an additional $1.1 billion in Vocational Education and Training.
“Colac Adult and community Education is one of 335 adult learning providers to share in $2 million in the first round of State Equipment Grants,” she said.
Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation, Jacinta Allan, said providing lifelong learning opportunities for Victorian adults contributed to their social, economic and cultural development as individuals and members of the Victorian community.
“The Brumby Government is increasing opportunities for adults right across the state to develop their skills, gain qualifications and improve their employment options,” Ms Allan said.
“Higher levels of skills and education are fundamental in building a strong economic future in communities across Victoria.”
For more information about the Victorian Government’s State Equipment Grants contact Jodie Evans on 9208 3115. or email firstname.lastname@example.org