Boost For Dandenong Skills And Jobs Centre

30 August 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Dandenong locals access vital career and training advice thanks to a $620,000 boost for Chisholm’s Skills and Jobs Centre.

The Dandenong Skills and Jobs Centre helps more than 200 job seekers each month, giving them access to skills development, job readiness, and the training and career support they need to find employment.

The team at the Dandenong Skills and Jobs Centre also deliver career and job ready lectures at local high schools and have developed a series of job ready training in pre-apprenticeship courses.

There are 30 Skills and Jobs Centres across the state, providing services to students looking to start training, employers, workers needing to reskill and people needing support to re-enter the workforce.

They have already helped more than 21,000 Victorians with career and employment transition support, training and skills advice, industry engagement opportunities and skills assessment and Recognition of Prior Learning.

The boost comes from Chisholm’s Skills First TAFE Community Service Fund, which helps TAFEs support students to finish their training by funding counselling and welfare services, and language, literacy and numeracy programs.

Anyone wanting more info on Chisholm’s Skills and Jobs Centre can visit Link or phone 9212 4909.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney

“Our Skills and Jobs Centres are helping thousands of Victorians find work or move into further education and training.”

“The teams at our Skills and Jobs Centres, including in Dandenong, are helping people turn their lives around – they should be immensely proud of all their work.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams

“Whether it’s helping a local parent find a job, assisting an early school leaver back into training or just helping someone create a resume, the Dandenong Skills and Jobs Centre has become a vital piece of our community.”

“I’m proud to be a part of a government that makes sure everyone, regardless of their circumstances, has access to the support they need to better their life, not just for themselves but for their families as well.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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