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Learn Local Awards 2020 Pre-accredited Pathway Program

On Tuesday the 1st of December it was announced by the Hon. Gayle Tierney, Minister for Skills and Training, that The Centre was awarded the Victorian Learn Local Pre-accredited Pathway Program award for the program of Getting There at the 2020 Learn Local Awards.

Getting There is an engaging and supportive learning and education program that helps learners to gain the confidence and skills needed to apply for and gain employment or go onto further education. It is so much more than a literacy and numeracy program, with Getting There helping learners to develop as people by fostering the self-awareness needed to take action to change their lives.

CEO Felicity Williams talks of how proud The Centre is of this achievement. “The Victorian Training Award Community Provider of the Year award is the culmination of six years of hard work by our wonderful and passionate people. We have been driven by our commitment to support all of our learners to achieve their success and their goals.”

“Delivered through Certificates I and II in General Education for Adults (CGEA), Getting There was introduced in 2017. It was designed for job seekers and people with significant challenges such as being in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. At its core, it assists learners to understand themselves in relation to the world around them. It’s been so successful that the majority of graduates from the course have achieved employment, or gone on to further education.

We are incredibly proud that Getting There has been recognised as a leading program in the State through the Learn Local awards.”

The Centre was also a finalist in the Victorian Learn Collaboration Award in partnership with Open Door Neighbourhood House at the 2020 Learn Local Awards for its Pathways 2 Possibilities program. The Centre congratulates Cloverdale Community Centre on winning this award for its wonderful collaboration with Gordon TAFE.

Community Training Provider of the year 2020

The Centre is thrilled to be announced as the Community Training Provider of The Year at the 2020 Victorian Training Awards. Now in its 66th year and supported by the Department of Education, the Victorian Training, the Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations in the Victorian TAFE and training sector.



Dual Finalist – 2020 Learn Local Awards

The inspirational efforts of Victoria’s adult community education learners, practitioners, volunteers and providers have been recognised in this year’s Learn Local Awards.

Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney announced the 20 Victorian finalists in the awards, which honour the Learn Local sector and highlight the success of learners and the training providers who support them.

The Centre was announced as a finalist in two categories. The Victorian Learn Local Pre-accredited Pathway Program Award for ‘Getting There’ and the Victorian Learn Local Collaboration Award for the Pathways 2 Possibilities program delivered in partnership with Open Door Neighbourhood House.

This year’s Learn Local Awards will be hosted in an innovative virtual format later this year with the awards to be presented by the Adult, Community and Further Education Board.

Learn Local providers offer a unique, community-based learning option, with a focus on the individual needs of learners. Learn Local is particularly suited to adult learners of all ages looking to develop their digital, literacy, numeracy and employability skills for study, work and life.

There are 270 not-for-profit community organisations registered as Learn Locals across Victoria, which deliver training and programs to nearly 30,000 people each year.

“Although 2020 has been a challenging year for many Learn Local providers across the state, these awards recognise the work Learn Locals are doing transforming lives through community education.” says Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney.

“Victoria leads Australia in providing accessible and tailored lifelong learning opportunities for adult learners seeking to develop the skills they need for work, further study, and to participate fully in the Victorian community.”

Finalist – Victorian Training Awards Community Training provider of the Year

On 25 August 2020, Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for Higher Education, announced the finalists for the 2020 Victorian Training Awards.

The Centre for Continuing Education Inc. was named as a finalist for the Community Training Provider of the Year category alongside training providers CireServices Inc. and Williamstown Community and Education Centre Inc.

Now in their 66th year, the prestigious Victorian Training Awards foster connections and collaboration, bringing together students, teachers, training providers, employers and industry representatives, sharing in a high-quality training system that meets the needs of all Victorians.

The awards recognise and honour the achievements of individuals and organisations in the Victorian TAFE and training sector, across 13 award categories.

Although 2020 has been a challenging year for many, these Awards continue to highlight the strength of Victoria’s vocational education and training sector, with the awards ceremony set to be held virtually later this year.