The Andrews Labor Government is providing $4.32 million in funding grants to Learn Local organisations across Victoria to deliver more training that leads to jobs.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the Community Hub Inc in Colac would receive two grants of $50,000 from the latest $4.32 million round of the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board’s Capacity and Innovation Fund grants.
There will be 70 grants awarded to Learn Local organisations across Victoria to develop more effective ways of supporting learners that may have previously struggled with education to develop new skills and get a job.
The Community Hub Inc will be using its grants for the From Learning to Earning
Pathway Project and the Community Precinct Governance and Engagement Project.
Ms Tierney said the grants would strengthen links between Learn Local organisations and their communities by helping to establish new partnerships for the benefit of learners.
To find out more about Learn Local, visit learnlocal.org.au. To find out about all projects funded, visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/training/providers/learnlocal/Pages/acfeboardfund.aspx.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert
“We’re supporting Learn Locals, which will help people develop skills and get a job or engage in further education and training.”
“This will fund 70 new projects that develop more effective and innovative ways to support
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“The two grants of $50,000 for the Community Hub Inc in Colac will fund the From Learning to Earning Pathway Project and the Community Precinct Governance and Engagement Project.”
The From Learning to Earning Pathway Project will see a place based approach to the
development of a web based resource that provides information about local pathways to further education, training and employment for young people.
The development of the material will direct employers to consider their employment
pathways and for education and training providers to continue to deliver or increase their scope of delivery to provide successful pathway outcomes for young people.
This web based resource will be located on the Colac Otways Connect website. The project will involve creating page templates and provide training for contributors to maintain their own information.
The Community Precinct Governance and Engagement project will establish a formal partnership arrangement with the stakeholders from across the Colac Precinct (Youth Health Club, Neighbourhood House, and Learn Local).
The project will involve consultation and collaboration across the partnership group to determine the shape of the formal Precinct partnership, including governance structure, terms of reference and a marketing and communication strategy.
Quotes attributable to ACFE Board Chair, Rowena Allen
“There are 312 Learn Local organisations across Victoria that provide a range of courses in a community-based setting, with specialised skills in engaging with people who have traditionally faced barriers to education.”
“These grants will help organisations better meet the needs of learners and also strengthen partnerships with other Learn Local organisations, local industry and training providers, benefiting the community.”