Mallee Connect[ing] U to Skills & Training
Victoria's Murray Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network 'Connect U' has received a $270,000 grant from the State Government to address the skills and workforce shortage issues in the region.
‘Connect U’ will develop a customised online career platform with the funding, to coordinate local service and employment agencies, educational providers and industry.
The project will also:
provide tools and support for people to determine their work readiness, skill awareness and career goals
promote local industry opportunities in health, manufacturing, agriculture and community services
develop online tools to connect users with training opportunities develop skills or help to define their career pathway
deliver innovative and industry-focussed skill development programs.
Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford who announced the funding late last month said: “We’ve worked closely with the Murray Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network to help make the ‘Connect U’ project happen.
“The new online career development platform will provide a central point for local service and employment agencies, educational providers and industry.”
Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney also commented on the current situation saying: “Skills and workforce shortages are a challenge right across regional Victoria."
"This project will provide a localised approach to get people the training they need for the jobs in demand in the Mallee region.