A Doveton Learn Local has shared in a $2.8 million funding boost to deliver training for priority learners including early school leavers, women seeking to re-enter the workforce and unemployed workers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today congratulated the Doveton Neighbourhood Learning Centre, who received $50,000 in the latest round of grants through the Capacity and Innovation Fund.

This funding will help deliver the Virtual Reality for the Workplace project, which will create a Virtual Reality App (VR) as a teaching tool for pre-accredited learners.

The project will focus on improved study and employment outcomes through practical training, improved community connections and mentoring. Learners will build connections into education, training and employment, with a direct pathway into Certificate II/III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, Certificate IV Product Design, Certificate III Engineering and Certificate IV in Programming.

Around 60 projects have shared in $2.8 million across the Learn Local network. Programs include helping newly arrived migrants find employment pathways as well as training and mentoring programs to help women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds start their own microbusinesses.

The Capacity and Innovation Fund (CAIF) provides funding for Learn Local providers to develop and implement projects designed to meet learner needs and to increase participation in pre-accredited training programs.

The Labor Government has invested $5 million to boost language, literacy and numeracy training at Learn Local providers.