The Learn Local in the Swan Hill region has shared in a $2.8 million funding boost to deliver training for priority learners including early school leavers, women seeking to re-enter the workforce and unemployed workers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP announced that Murray Adult Community Education has received $50,000 in the latest round of grants through the Capacity and Innovation Fund.
This funding will help deliver the My Career, My Choice project.
The project will investigate how learner participation can be maximised and responded to in a timely manner. It aims to identify community and business needs and demonstrate the impact pre-accredited training can have by setting the foundation for people to transition towards employment.
Around 60 projects have shared in $2.8 million across the Learn Local network. Programs include helping newly arrived migrants find employment pathways as well as training and mentoring programs to help women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds start their own microbusinesses.
The Capacity and Innovation Fund (CAIF) provides funding for Learn Local providers to develop and implement projects designed to meet learner needs and to increase participation in pre-accredited training programs.
The Labor Government has invested $5 million to boost language, literacy and numeracy training at Learn Local providers.
Quote attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“We are funding Learn Locals like Murray Adult Community Education – to help these providers transform lives at a local level and support people into pathways to employment or further education.”
“Learn Locals not only provide crucial educational programs, but they’re also a significant hub for local communities to get together and connect.”
Quotes Attributable to Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education, Hon. Gayle Tierney
“Learn Locals provide Victorians with the opportunity to take their first step in training and on the path to a job – they are a crucial part of the training system and work at the grassroots of our communities.”