Brimbank,
20
July
2018
|
01:30
Australia/Melbourne

Have your say on lifelong learning in Brimbank

Summary

Brimbank City Council is calling on the community to provide feedback on the draft Brimbank Lifelong Learning Strategy 2018-2023.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said lifelong learning is integral to building a prosperous community. The draft strategy provides a framework for Council and its partners to improve learning outcomes for all Brimbank residents and to drive positive social and economic change.

“Creating a community of lifelong learning is a long term vision for Council, and the draft Brimbank Lifelong Learning Strategy 2018-2023will help us support learning in all life stages.

“It recognises that lifelong learning begins at birth and includes strategic priorities focused on each life phase – the early years, school years, young people, adults and later life.

”It’s long been recognised that learning is a driver for positive social and economic benefits, and the strategy underlines the value of providing access to high quality education, training and learning opportunities to support better outcomes for everyone in Brimbank.

“Council wants Brimbank to develop as a community in which people embrace learning as a way of life, but also recognises that learning opportunities are particularly important to those who face barriers in engaging with learning.

“We’re keen to advocate for improved access to and provision of education, employment and lifelong learning opportunities for all Brimbank residents.

“As a responsive Council, and through a shared vision and partnership approach, the draft strategy supports and facilitates learning in all forms to drive the social, economic and cultural life of the Brimbank community.”

“The draft Brimbank Lifelong Learning Strategy 2018-2023 builds on the work and experience of two previous Brimbank Community Learning Strategies,” concluded the Mayor.

The draft strategy is open for community consultation for four weeks commencing 20 July to 17 August.

The draft Brimbank Lifelong Learning Strategy 2018-2023 is available to view and provide feedback on brimbank.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay and Council’s Customer Service Centres, libraries and neighbourhood houses or call 9249 4000.