Reconnecting People with Training and Jobs

People living in Brimbank and Hume will have more access to the training and support they need to get a job thanks to a program reconnecting early school leavers and the long-term unemployed.

Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman today announced that the Migrant Resource Centre North West Region is receiving $636,600 to partner with local youth and community organisations to provide pathways to further education and employment for high needs learners.

The Migrant Resource Centre North West Region is one of 27 Learn Locals and TAFEs sharing in $19.8 million to support almost 3000 Victorians.

Participants in the Migrant Resource Centre North West Region Skills First Reconnect program will receive tailored support – including access to mentoring, job skill training, literacy, numeracy, digital literacy, career and life coaching.

On completion, participants will be supported to undertake further education and training and employment.

The Skills First Reconnect program is an extension to the Back to Work Reconnect grant program that was funded in 2016 and established in response to a decline in the number of young, early school leavers enrolling in vocational education and training.

The Skills First Reconnect program will expand eligibility to support high need learners aged between 17-64 years with low levels of prior educational attainment.

Through Skills First, the Andrews Labor Government is overhauling Victoria’s training and TAFE system, guaranteeing funding to secure the future of TAFE and making sure Victorians have the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Quotes attributable to Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman

“We’re helping early school leavers and the long-term unemployed access the education and training they need to get a job.”

“The Andrews Labor Government making sure people living in Melbourne’s West get the support they need to take the next step in their education or career.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney

“We’re making sure every Victorian, no matter their postcode or background, has access to the training and support they need to get a job.”

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