Learners, teachers and community education providers across Northern Victoria can now nominate for the 2020 Victorian Learn Local Awards – which celebrates outstanding achievement among the state’s Learn Local organisations.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today urged everyone to nominate the inspirational learners and practitioners whose stories show how adult and community education continues to transform lives.
Learn Local providers make a huge difference in Victoria – particularly in rural and regional areas – by delivering a variety adult community education and workforce preparation skills programs. They help people who need extra support to turn their lives around with programs for people of all ages, abilities and from all walks of life.
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Learn Local sector by introducing 20 per cent regional loading for pre-accredited training delivery – which equates to a $2.6 million commitment over three years.
The Labor Government has also increased the subsidy rate for pre-accredited training delivered by Learn Locals by 26 per cent since January 2015.
The Learn Local Awards, established by the Adult, Community and Further Education Board, are held annually to recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of individual programs and training providers within the Learn Local education and training sector.
Awards participants have the chance to share in $70,000.
Nominations close at midnight on 29 June.
The awards will be held at a presentation dinner in Melbourne on 4 September.
To find out more about the Learn Local Awards or to nominate, visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/learnlocalawards
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“The Learn Local Awards are the perfect opportunity to acknowledge learners and the providers who support them, as well as the contribution the Learn Local network makes to the Victorian community.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is funding Learn Locals across Northern Victoria to transform lives and support the incredible programs they deliver.”
“I know from meeting with staff and students the tireless work that learning organisations provide to the community – and I really want to encourage people to nominate local learning providers that are making a real and positive difference in the lives of individuals and families.”