Winners at Victorian Learn Local Awards

Heyfield is recognised for learning initiative

10 Sep 2018, 2:00pm

Heyfield Community Resource Centre coordinator Caroline Trevorrow, tutor Thomas Crosbie and Wellington Shire Mayor Carolyn Crossley with the Learn Local Award certificate.

Heyfield Community Resource Centre coordinator Caroline Trevorrow, tutor Thomas Crosbie and Wellington Shire Mayor Carolyn Crossley with the Learn Local Award certificate.

HEYFIELD Community Resource Centre has become a Learn Local Legend.

It was honoured at the 2018 Learn Local Awards, recognised as one of eight leading providers across Victoria that increase awareness and participation in pre-accredition courses.

This year, the centre collaborated with Noweyung and Central Gippsland Health to deliver Kick Start Your Career in Health, a pre-accreditation course that involves fundamentals like job interview practice and digital skills, as well as short placements in various roles around Sale hospital.

The Kick Start program won the Creating Local Solutions Award on the night, and a graduate of last year’s pilot program, Aymee Schofield, was recognised with the Victorian Learn Local Young Pre-accredited Learner Award.

Coordinator Car oline Trevorrow said the centre offered short courses to help people in the community.

“Getting a course that’s over 100 contact hours is a lot of work, but to see the outcomes of people that haven’t had that confidence and watch them grow and develop through the course, and to see them want to continue in further study or get a job at the end of it makes it all worthwhile,” she said.

“We’ve been a Learn Local provider for a while. … read full story here