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 Port Fairy Community Group and Portland Work Skills Inc would receive $35,163 and $19,600 respectively 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 Port Fairy Community Group will be using its grant for the Port Fairy Community House Adult Education Program and Portland Work Skills Inc will use its grant on the Learn Local Portland Education Support Project.
Ms Tierney said the grants would also 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 learners.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“The $35,163 grant to the Port Fairy Community Group will enable it to reposition the Adult Education Program in the Port Fairy and district area in response to emerging social trends, demographic shifts and local economy needs.”
“The project will provide a strong evidence base to support future planning and delivery of pre-accredited training.
“Through the project local learners’ preferences for training and education programs will be determined and identification of accessible delivery formats for training and education programs”
“The $19,600 grant to Portland Work Skills Inc will enable it to explore the perceived demand for the Certificate III in Education Support in the local area.”
“The project aims to investigate whether there is a need for the qualification to be delivered locally, the feasibility of offering the qualification locally and developing the structure of the program.”
The project will involve building the relationships with the 13 education providers in the area and consulting with them in the development of program content and possible work placements.”
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.”