Forest Hill Learn Local has shared in a $2.8 million funding boost to deliver training for priority learners including early school leavers, women seeking to re-enter the workforce and unemployed workers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today announced that Avenue Neighbourhood House at Eley LEARN LOCAL received $50,500 in the latest round of grants through the Capacity and Innovation Fund.

This funding will help deliver Strategic Alliances Advancing Forward the project will bring together Learn Locals and local business to improve employment outcomes.

It will focus on (1) ensuring pre-accredited training focuses on long term sustainable employment for learners, and (2) ensuring pre-accredited training prepares learners to be job ready.

Around 60 projects have shared in $2.8 million across the Learn Local network. Programs include helping newly arrived migrants find employment pathways as well as training and mentoring programs to help women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds start their own microbusinesses.

The Capacity and Innovation Fund (CAIF) provides funding for Learn Local providers to develop and implement projects designed to meet learner needs and to increase participation in pre-accredited training programs.

The Labor Government has invested $5 million to boost language, literacy and numeracy training at Learn Local providers.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane MP

“We are funding Learn Locals l Learn Local to help these providers to transform lives and support incredible programs.”

“Learn Locals not only provide crucial educational programs, but they’re also a significant hub for local communities to get together and connect.”

Quotes Attributable to Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney

“Learn Locals provide Victorians with the opportunity to take their first step in training and on the path to a job – they are a crucial part of the training system and work at the grassroots of our communities.”