With 160 courses across 23 Learn Locals, it really is quality education delivered differently.
Gippsland Learn Local released its new 2019 Course Guide earlier this year featuring more than 160 courses across 23 Learn Locals, making it easy for people to ‘pick a town, pick a Learn Local and pick a new skill’.
Learn Locals are independent community based, not-for-profit organisations that have been established to meet the needs of their local communities.
The Chair of the Gippsland Adult Community and Further Education Regional Council, Glenda McPhee, said she was proud to have the 2019 course guide available to adult learners, making further education and training more accessible than ever.
“Wherever you live across Gippsland, there is a Learn Local nearby offering a wide range of courses,” Ms McPhee explained. “Each year, over 27,000 Victorians choose to undertake government subsidised training through a Learn Local provider because it’s close to home and offers a friendly environment with teachers who are focused on helping them to succeed.”
In addition to education and training programs, Gippsland Learn Locals also deliver a range of other services for their communities including employment services, childcare and community development activities.
“Learn Locals can help you gain the confidence and the skills you need to take the next step in reaching your potential,” Ms McPhee said. “With access to government subsidised training, course fees are kept low, concessions apply and class sizes are often small with friendly tutors focussed on helping you succeed.”
Gippsland Learn Locals are located in over 20 towns and the new course guide makes it easy to identify where a particular course of interest is being held and within what term. Gippslanders can kick start the year with a course that can help them get a job or lead to further study.
Learn Local providers can also access additional support via the Victorian Government’s funded Strengthening Pathways for Adult Learners in Gippsland Program (SPALG).
“SPALG provides Learn Local educators with mentoring support, quality curriculum in skill shortage areas and foundation skill. The project team works with TAFE and industry representatives to assist participants to gain skills or get a job,” Ms McPhee said.
“It really is quality education delivered differently.”
For more information about Gippsland Learn Local, go to www.gippslandlearnlocal. community/learn
The new 2019 Gippsland Learn Local Course Guide is available at https://www.gippslandlearnlocal.community/brochures