Adult learners in Warrnambool will have access to a more modern learning environment, thanks to a funding boost from the Brumby Government.
Announcing the funding today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the State Equipment Grant would help Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative with a $3,199 grant for the purchase of:
– Canon Pixma IP90V Portable printer.
– USB wireless hardware
– mobile card monthly plan for 12 months.
– and to maintain broadband for the organisation and also software to enable data uploads.
The State Equipment Grant would also help South West Victorian SEAL with a $5,000 grant for the purchase of a new photocopier with saddle stitch capability.
“This new equipment will help Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative and South West Victorian SEAL increase opportunities for adult education in Warrnambool 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.
“Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative and South West Victorian SEAL are two 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