Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Learners, teachers and community education providers in Eastern Victoria can now nominate for the 2020 Victorian Learn Local Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement among the state’s Learn Local organisations.

Harriet Shing today urged people in Eastern Victoria to nominate the inspirational learners and practitioners whose stories show how adult and community education continues to transform lives.

Learn Local providers make a huge difference across Victoria by delivering adult community education programs. They help people who need extra support to turn their lives around with programs for people of all ages and from all walks of life.

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Learn Local sector by introducing 20 per cent regional loading for pre-accredited training delivery, which equates to a $2.6 million commitment over three years.

The Labor Government has also increased the subsidy rate for pre-accredited training delivered by Learn Locals by 26 per cent since January 2015.

The Learn Local Awards, established by the Adult, Community and Further Education Board, are held annually to recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of individual programs and training providers within the Learn Local education and training sector.

Awards participants have the chance to share in $70,000.

Nominations close at midnight on 29 June. The awards will be held at a presentation dinner in Melbourne on 4 September.

To find out more about the Learn Local Awards or to nominate, visit education.vic.gov.au/learnlocalawards

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“The Learn Local Awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise and celebrate the wonderful achievements of participants and providers, and to acknowledge the valuable contribution that Learn Local networks make across the state.”

“We’re determined to support the ongoing efforts of our Learn Local networks in Eastern Victoria as they continue to deliver incredible programs and transform lives.”