Finalists For The 2015 Learn Local Awards Announced
Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert has congratulated this year’s Learn Local Awards finalists on their achievements.
Announcing the 16 finalists while visiting Chelsea Learn Local organisation, Longbeach PLACE today, Mr Herbert said the awards demonstrated the high-calibre of training taking place across the state’s Learn Local Organisations.
The awards showcase and celebrate the achievements of students, teachers and Learn Local organisations from across Victoria.
Award winners in five categories will share in $50,000 in prize money, whilst the sixth is an encouragement award for local businesses.
All awards will be announced at the gala evening at Collingwood Town Hall on September 10.
The sector will also be involved in further consultations regarding the independent VET Funding Review, which is advising the Andrews Labor Government on a more stable and sustainable funding model for all training providers, including Learn Locals.
To find out more about Learn Local, visit learnlocal.org.au
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert
“Victoria’s Learn Local organisations provide high-quality training in supportive and accessible environments close to home.”
“The Learn Local Awards showcase the very best achievements from across the sector, which every year helps more than 50,000 Victorians develop new skills and pursue their goals of getting work or going on to further education.”
Quotes attributable to ACFE Board Chair Rowena Allen
“Every day, Learn Local organisations support Victorians who have often faced barriers to education, such as disability, poor literacy or numeracy or as newly arrived migrants, to engage in education and improve their lives.”
“These awards showcase this work, and help inspire other learners and educators by demonstrating what can be achieved at by studying at your nearest Learn Local.”