Community training receives funding boost

Published: 27 Sep 2016

Not-for-profit community education providers receive $17.8 million in funding.

The NSW Government is giving $17.8 million in funding to not-for-profit community education providers, which help train thousands of disadvantaged, regional and remote learners in NSW.

NSW Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro said 35 providers through the Adult Community Education (ACE) program will assist those who need additional support including students with disabilities, long-term unemployed, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students or those receiving welfare and their dependents.

“A typical student studying at an ACE provider is twice as likely to have a disability compared to students in other vocational education and training programs which is why this funding is so important,” Mr Barilaro said.

NSW ACE courses also offer other educational, social and civic engagement benefits aimed at removing disadvantage and improving opportunity.

For more information, visit the Smart and Skilled website.

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