Glen Eira adult learning receives $15,000 funding boost
Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos has today announced that Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre will share in $2 million of funding thanks to the Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board’s Capacity and Innovation Grants.
Mr Staikos said that the centre will receive $15,000 from the latest round of the ACFE grants.
Glen Eira Adult Learning plans to use the money to review the centre’s current operations to allow them to boost its support for the local community.
This is the eighth round of the Capacity and Innovation Fund which supports projects that strengthen Learn Locals and contributes towards improvements in learner engagement, participation and attainment.
The Fund has so far distributed more than $22 million to Victoria’s more than 300 Learn Local Organisations.
Each year, Victoria’s Learn Locals help in excess of 50,000 Victorians including locals in Bentleigh electorate develop new skills, return to study, improve their reading, writing and maths, and pursue their goals.
Mr Staikos said the Andrews Labor Government is transforming Victoria into the Education State through a range of initiatives including:
Nearly $2 million of increased funding this year for pre-accredited training through the ACFE Board;
- A commitment to the ongoing sustainability and success of Learn Local and other community providers made as part of the Government’s Response to the independent VET Funding Review; and
- A range of initiatives to help young people into training, including the new Reconnect: Engagement and Learning Support program which is providing wrap around support for young, disengaged, early school leavers as they enrol in and complete training.
Quotes attributable to Nick Staikos MP
“Glen Eira Adult Learning provides invaluable support for our community. Their services provide locals with opportunities to get off the treadmill of unemployment and back on the footpath to work or further study.
“This extra funding will make sure Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre will be able to continue their support for the local community.”