Locals from across Gippsland will have more opportunities to access quality training and secure employment thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government initiative.
Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today visited Gippsland Employment Skills Training, in Moe, to officially launch the Training Information Pathways Service (TIPS) at nine sites across Gippsland.
The centres provide information and support to people wanting to get back into training including young mothers, unemployed and underemployed people and low skilled and vulnerable workers.
They can refer people to further advice and training options at Federation Training’s Skills and Job Centre and 24 Learn Local organisations across Gippsland.
Supported by trained staff and volunteers, TIPS Centres began operating this year at nine Learn Local organisations in Gippsland:
- Gippsland Employment Skills Training in Moe
- Moe Life Skills
- Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning Centre
- Paynesville Neighbourhood House
- Gippsland East Learn Local Alliance in Bairnsdale
- Heyfield Community Resource Centre
- Milpara Community House in Korumburra
- Manna Gum, in Foster
- Bass Coast Adult Education Centre in Wonthaggi.
The Labor Government is making sure every Victorian, regardless of their age, background or postcode, has the opportunity to access training for a better future
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney
“We recognise how crucial Learn Local organisations are to communities across Gippsland, often providing valuable pre-accredited training opportunities to some of the most disadvantaged learners.”
“The Labor Government is making Victoria’s education system the best in the country, with Learn Local organisations playing a vital role in supporting the local communities and cementing us as the Education State.”
Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing
“Gippsland Learn Locals play such an important role in engaging people in education so they can not only improve their own lives but give back to our community.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020