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Boosting Adult Education In Regional Victoria

17 August 2017

Victorians in regional areas will have access to additional education and training support at Learn Local organisations thanks to a $2.6 million funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined members of the Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre today to make the announcement and launch the East Gippsland 2017 Adult Learners Week campaign.

Each year, Learn Local organisations help more than 50,000 Victorians develop new skills, return to study, improve their reading, writing and maths, and pursue their goals of getting work or going on to further education.

The additional funding will effectively lift the current subsidies for pre-accredited training in regional Victoria by 20 per cent, from $8.20 to $9.84 per hour.

Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre is one of the 300 Learn Local organisations in Victoria and offers programs like Business Networking Skills, Jobs on Farms, Basic and Intermediate Computer Skills and Internet Research Skills.

Adult Learners Week, which will be held between 1 and 8 September, is an international celebration of lifelong learning, with events and activities held across Victoria to promote the benefits of lifelong learning.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney

Learn Local organisations are at the heart of many regional communities across Victoria.

Were making sure everyone has access to high quality training and the services needed to successfully transition into employment or further education.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

The Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre is one of many Learn Local organisations across Gippsland helping locals access quality education and training.

The tireless work by staff and volunteers at the centre has seen them nominated for a number of awards at this years Learn Local Awards I wish them the best of luck.

Quotes attributable to Adult, Community and Further Education Board Chair Sue Christophers

Learn Local organisations provide unique, community-based learning for adults wanting to participate in education and training.

The programs, support, and services provided to these learners is an important stepping stone to participation in employment and or further education.

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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