Aug 7, 2009

Funding boost to community training and education sector for Inner West

Funding boost to community training and education sector for Inner West

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

August 7 2009

Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese has welcomed Rudd Labor Government funding of $1.2 million to improve community education in the Inner West.

Mr Albanese said the funding will be allocated to Sydney Community College in Lilyfield to provide disabled access to all teaching rooms, upgrade student/teacher amenity, include hearing links, improve teaching resources through classroom connectivity, enhance noise attenuation, and bring the facility to a compliant OH&S standard.

Total funding for the project is $1,215,662 and comes from the Investing in Community Education and Training element of the $500 million Teaching and Learning Capital Fund for Vocational Education and Training.

“Sydney Community College has a long history of providing adult education for our community," Mr Albanese said.

“This initiative recognises the importance that community education and training providers play in supporting productivity in Australia.

“This will help to secure economic activity, assist in addressing the impacts of the economic downturn and increase the capacity of the local training sector over the longer term to meet future skills needs.”

Mr Albanese said the Rudd Labor Government is committed to giving access to skills training so that people have the flexibility and transferable skills to succeed in the workforce.

A full list of the projects being supported under the Investing in Community Education and Training element of the Teaching and Learning Capital Fund for Vocational Education and Training is available from www.deewr.gov.au/tlcfvet.