The Victorian Department of Education and Training recently provided funding to the VDC for specialised Learn Local Organisation Professional Development workshops. The workshops will support Learn Local Organisations in providing high quality pre-accredited programs and support services that enable people to pathway into work or further study. More program information will be provided in the upcoming weeks. On Friday 10 March, Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney launched three Learn Local Quality Partnership trials at Wyndham Community and Education Centre. Media Release

We are fortunate to have a Saint interviewing a Knight on 30 March at the VDC Business Breakfast. Former St Kilda AFL champion and media personality (Channel 7, MMM Radio and a Sale of the Century model!) Michael Roberts conducting an intimate and close up interview with Sir Ian Botham OBE, arguably cricket’s greatest ever all-rounder, who was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to charity in 2007. They will discuss leadership and what it takes to be part of a successful team through their own experiences, as well as share some intimate stories on the up and downs of fame. Registration for this exciting event is available here 

And finally, just a reminder that the 2017 VDC Skills First Grants program applications close 5pm Friday 31 March 2017. Skills First contracted providers are invited to submit a workforce development funding proposal at

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Martin Powell
Chief Executive Officer