A major Dandenong centre which helps locals into the workforce has been given a $620,000 funding boost by the State Government to continue its work.
Dandenong Skills and Jobs Centre provides vital career and training advice to more than 200 job seekers each month. This gives them access to skills development, job readiness, and the training and career support they need to find employment.
The team at the Centre also delivers career and job ready lectures at local high schools, and has developed a series of job ready training in pre-apprenticeship courses.
The Centre is one of 30 Skills and Jobs Centres across the state, providing similar services to students looking to start training, employers, workers needing to reskill, and people needing support to re-enter the workforce.
The centres have already helped more than 21,000 Victorians with career and employment transition support, training and skills advice, industry engagement opportunities and skills assessment and Recognition of Prior Learning.
This recent funding boost comes from Chisholm’s Skills First TAFE Community Service Fund, which helps TAFEs support students to finish their training by funding counselling and welfare services, and language, literacy and numeracy programs.
Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney says the teams at all centres, including the one in Dandenong, “should be immensely proud of all their work”.
Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams calls the Dandenong Skills and Jobs Centre “a vital piece of our community”.
Anyone who wants more information about how Chisholm’s Skills and Jobs Centre can help them is invited to visit www.chisholm.edu.au/about-us/skills-and-jobs-centre, or phone 9212 4909.