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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.”