NEWS: Working Together to Improve Adult Education

Pictured: L-R – Maria Peters, Chair, Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board; Erin White, Executive Officer, Southern Grampians Adult Education; Mark Fidge, Chief Executive Officer, South West TAFE; Hon. Minister Gayle Tierney MP

Learners in the south west will now be better supported in their adult education pathways thanks to a partnership between Southern Grampians Adult Education and South West TAFE.

The Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney recently attended the signing of a new memorandum of understanding between Southern Grampians Adult Education and South West TAFE which will see the two organisations work together to improve adult education and learner pathways throughout the region.

The partnership will mean learners are better supported to achieve higher education, qualifications and move into employment.

The Victorian Government released a ministerial statement on the Future of Adult Community Education. One of the statement’s goals is for every local government area to have adult community education provision that is strongly connected to the local community.

This is a significant milestone for both education providers and supports the government initiative to engage and support adult learners.

The memorandum of understanding between Southern Grampians Adult Education and South West TAFE was launched in the presence of the Minister and confirms each parties commitment to strengthen, address and optimize accessible adult education in our region. This commitment will support and enable the successful coordinated delivery of education and training to improve learner pathways throughout South West Victoria.

This partnership broadens and builds on SGAE’s existing MOU agreed to last July that supports SGAE’s delivery of pre-accredited programs at South West TAFE’s Warrnambool campus.