Victoria’s adult learners will soon be using new, modern equipment, thanks to a $2 million Brumby Government.
The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said community learning centres across the State will receive more than 1000 grants to make learning easier.
“The Brumby Government is taking action to create more jobs and provide more opportunities for Victorians to improve their skills and undertake new training,” Ms Tierney said.
“The grants will help Victoria’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) providers purchase new equipment to make learning easier and increase opportunities for adult education, and improve access for adult learners with special needs,” she said.
“With more than 330 adult learning providers across the State, the Brumby Government continues to ensure Victorians have access to high quality education.
As part of this investment, Otway Health and Community Services have received a grant of $5,000 to go towards the purchase of two Dell laptop computers, a projector screen and a program to improve the management of student record keeping (Vettrack)
“Since 2006 we have provided almost $4 million to ensure Victoria’s ACE providers have modern learning resources and administrative equipment. Ms Tierney said.
“Providing lifelong learning opportunities for Victorian adults contributes to their social, economic and cultural development as individuals and members of our community.
“Higher levels of skills and education are fundamental in building a strong economic future in communities across Victoria.
“Recent research confirmed that people are more likely to be employed, and earning higher incomes after completing an ACE course.
“Helping all Victorian communities become great places to live, work and raise a family is a key priority for the Brumby Government.”