Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House is one of 80 Learn Local organisations across Victoria to receive grants totalling $3.78 million provided through round two of the State Government’s Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board Capacity and Innovation fund.
Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said “the grant will help Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House better serve the needs of learners across the region”.
President of the Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House Committee of Management, Cassy Cunningham, said the $15,500 in funding would be used to assist community members to gain employability and E-learning skills.
“The Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House ACFE Innovation Project aims to provide members of our community with the opportunity to improve their employability and E-learning skills developed through a variety of current communication tools,” she said.
“Participants will develop an E-portfolio which will help them identify their current and previously gained skills. This will strengthen their employment opportunities and also provide them with evidence towards the recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.
“The grant has also allowed us to purchase laptops which can be used to provide flexible delivery,” she said.
Mr Bull said, “the ACFE Capacity and Innovation grants have been designed to help Learn Local organisations to develop new programs to boost participation and learning and it’s fantastic to see Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House embrace this idea”.
“As a knowledge driven economy, Victoria will increasingly need a workforce with higher levels of qualifications and skills. Through these funds, the Learn Local organisations in our community are further enhanced to help supply this education and training.
“I applaud the work organisations like Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House do supporting adult learners and congratulate all involved on their successful application. I hope Lakes Entrance residents will take advantage of programs on offer to improve their skills and future employment outcomes.”