We will also make training and employment opportunities for people with a disability a higher priority and through implementation of State Disability Action Plans across government encourage more people with a disability to consider careers in the public and community sectors.
Victoria’s economy is performing strongly and is steadily creating new opportunities for people to enter the workforce and to upgrade their skills in areas of high demand. However, as a consequence of the ageing of the population, we also need to increase workforce participation, increase skills in the existing workforce and boost skilled migration to meet our future needs.
We will provide $5 million to enable neighbourhood houses to upgrade, redevelop or co–locate, to provide information and communication technology and to purchase essential infrastructure. We will also invest
$4 million to fund equipment grants of up to $5000 for Adult Community Education (ACE) providers and the Centre for Adult Education and Adult Multicultural Education Services.