• Hannah Phillips

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.