Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP, has applauded the Federal Government for providing a $131,471 funding boost to adult and community education (ACE) provider Portland Workskills Inc.
The funds are part of a Federal boost to ACE organisations, under the Commonwealth Government’s ‘Investing in Community Education and Training’ fund.
“On behalf of local ACE providers such as Portland Workskills Inc I applaud the Federal Government for its funding which bolsters the Brumby Labor Government’s ongoing support and investment in adult and community education.
This project will maintain, refurbish and expand an existing, aged multi-site training establishment to enable the delivery of more high-quality Vocational and Educational Training in Portland and its district.
Ms Tierney said ACE played a crucial role in providing learning and training opportunities so all Victorians could develop skills, gain qualifications and extend their employment and further education options.
“Victorians now have more options to meet their skills and training needs whether it be at a TAFE, at their local community education provider or at a private provider,” Ms Tierney said
“The combined Federal and Victorian Government support will allow ACE to continue to build on its strong record of delivering the training outcomes Victorian businesses and communities need.”
Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation, Jacinta Allan, joined Ms Tierney in congratulating the Federal Government for its support.
“I applaud them for supporting the Brumby Labor Government in its recognition of Victorian ACE providers and the crucial role they play in providing learning and training opportunities to Victorians,” Ms Allan said.
“The Brumby Labor Government has been taking action to create jobs and secure learning opportunities for all Victorians with the implementation of its $15.4 million vision for the ACE sector, A Stronger ACFE – Delivering Skills for Victoria.”