Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Nina Bekker from CIRE Services is among six individual finalists from across Victoria who have been nominated for their achievements in establishing pathways for themselves into further education, employment or volunteer roles.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing, today congratulated Nina Bekker from CIRE Services who is nominated for the Victorian Learn Local Practitioner Award at the Learn Local Awards on Friday 23 August at the Mural Hall, Melbourne

The Victorian Learn Local Practitioner Award recognises the outstanding contribution that all Learn Local practitioners make to support learners in achieving outcomes.  The award will go to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to the Learn Local sector and an ability to engage people in learning. They will be a role model for colleagues and exemplify the dedication of Learn Local practitioners.

The full list of awards are:

  • The Ro Allen Award – Recognising Pre-accredited Learner Excellence
  • Victorian Learn Local Young Pre-accredited Learner Award
  • Victorian Learn Local Practitioner Award
  • Victorian Learn Local Volunteer Team Award
  • Victorian Learn Local Pre-accredited Pathway Program Award
  • Victorian Learn Local Creating Local Solutions Award
  • Victorian Learn Local Collaboration Award

Award winners have the chance to share in $72,000 in prizemoney. The three organisation award category winners will each receive $10,000, while individual category winners will be awarded $5,000, and category finalists will receive $1,000. In addition, the Learn Local Legend Acknowledgement Award will be presented to eight organisations that will each receive $1,000.

Learn Local providers make a huge difference in their communities 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.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing:

“The 2019 Learn Local Awards are the perfect opportunity to publicly acknowledge the efforts of learners and the providers who support them, as well as the overall contribution of to the Learn Local network to the broader Victorian community.”

“I know that Nina Bekker from CIRE Services is a worthy finalist and wish them the very best at the awards ceremony in late August.”

 Quote attributable to Minister for Training and Skills 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.”