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.
Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, announced the latest Adult, Community and Further Education Board’s Capacity and Innovation Fund grants today during a visit to Kyneton Community and Learning Centre with Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas.
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.
Kyneton Community and Learning Centre will be using its $47,100 grant to develop and trial a pre-accredited program aimed at building the skills needed by the Victorian horse racing industry that will provide learners with a foundation for further study or employment.
The New Entrants to Racing project’s key strength was the involvement of industry partners including Racing Victoria and the Harness Racing Training Centre, along with support from Macedon Ranges Shire.
ACFE Board Chair Rowena Allen 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.
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 Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas
“This grant to Kyneton Community and Learning Centre will enable it to work in partnership with the horse racing industry to provide training that helps people get a job or study further.”
"Through this funding we’re supporting the local equine industry, which is important to the Macedon region."
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.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020