Friday, 7 December 2018
More students in Kyabram will be able to develop their practical skills to work in high demand and high growth industries thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today announced Kyabram P-12 College is one of eight recipients of the inaugural Lynne Kosky Memorial Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Grants.
The Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Grants acknowledges the outstanding contribution made to education and training in Victoria by Lynne Kosky, the former Victorian Education Minister who passed away in December 2014.
The grants will provide financial support to eight outstanding schools to develop learning initiatives for their students that involve strong community participation.
This project has a dual focus, firstly in developing a green waste recycling process for the primary students, and secondly, to develop a community book swap.
Other projects that the grants will support are a plastic recycling program, an organic cooperative farm, the redecoration of a youth centre and the creation of a sensory garden at a specialist school.
VCAL is a hands-on option for students in Years 11 and 12. It provides students with practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work.
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp, Member for Northern Victoria
“VCAL plays a key role in building skills essential to the workplace and forging strong links with industry and local community organisations.”
“Initiatives like the Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Grants help students gain the practical skills they need to thrive in the jobs of the future.”