Places Open For Gippsland Adult Community Education

Places Open For Gippsland Adult Community Education

Victoria Minister for Higher Education and Skills Peter Hall

New Opportunities Available In Gippsland Adult Community Education

Victor P Taffa

Applications are now open for places on several Victorian Adult Community Education (ACE) regional advisory councils to guide these vital services across Victoria, Minister for Higher Education and Skills Peter Hall said today.

The Coalition Government is committed to a range of learning options so all Victorians can participate in the workforce, regardless of previous experience in formal learning or employment.

This commitment includes the $84 Million provided annually to the Victorian Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board that supports over 320 ACE organisations to deliver a wide variety of initial training courses and accredited Vocational Education and Training (VET).

“To help deliver the best value from this commitment, we are now seeking applications from enthusiastic people with a vision for ACE to join outer metropolitan and regional councils that guide service delivery in their communities.”

“ACE organisations in Victoria have a proud record of delivering adult literacy and numeracy, employment skills, VCE / VCAL, vocational skills and training and other less formal learning in local communities.”

Mr. Hall said being a member of the Council was an effective way to contribute to the economic and social development of the whole region.

“There are several positions currently available in the Gippsland region and I encourage any community member with an interest in ACE, and experience in industry and business, local government, community services organisations or youth agencies to apply.” Mr. Hall said.

In the Gippsland region, current ACFE Regional Council Chair Ms Debbie Brown said regional councils drew together business, community and education expertise with local knowledge to advise the state ACFE Board on adult education needs regionally, as well as contributing to statewide planning and policy development.

Voluntary regional council appointments are made for up to three years, with travel and personal expenses related to membership reimbursed. Councils meet a minimum of six times a year, at times and locations agreed by members.