2016-17 Victorian State Budget

2016-17 Victorian State Budget

  • Published on Tuesday 3 May, 2016
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As part of the 2016-17 Victorian State Budget released last week, the State Government has announced they will continue to improve training and skills to meet the needs of industry and create jobs for the future.

This includes plans for the following:

Reconnecting youth

Vulnerable young people who have left school early and those who are long-term unemployed will be supported to return to training and work through the $20 million Reconnect program:

  • $14 million will be used for programs specifically designed to re-engage people with training
  • $6 million will be used as an added incentive for Registered Training Organisations to take on early school leavers in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

Giving industry a voice

The budget will include $14 million towards a new industry engagement program.

Under the initiative, industry, employers and workers will have the chance to voice their opinions and concerns to the Government to ensure training meets the needs of industry and the changing workforce.

Find out more about the 2016-17 Victorian State Budget and what it means for you here.