YouthNow at the Victorian Learn Local Awards 2019

Learn Local providers across Victoria offer a wide range of training programs to meet the learning needs of individuals. They have been instrumental in transforming lives through quality education and training specially designed to their needs.

The Victorian Learn local Awards are held annually to recognise the efforts of people that ‘transforms lives through community education’. This year the event was held at the iconic Mural Hall, Myer Melbourne on a Friday evening, which witnessed like-minded organisations celebrating and supporting the success of ‘individuals, programs and training providers across Victoria’. The awards were presented to the winners by the Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education, Gayle Tierney.

Pic: Ola DeGabriele, Tania Sacco, Phuong To, Colleen Bergin, Nedad Husic, Kamma Clarke,  Lorraine Wilson

As a valued board member and well-wisher of YouthNow, a Learn Local provider, Lorraine Wilson, GM, Keyba Careers, attended the event to celebrate the success of Nedad Husic, one of the finalists of the Victorian Learn Local Awards 2019. Nedad received an award for achieving success in ‘literacy, communication and team-work skills.’ Nedad faced challenges in securing a job due to language barriers. With the training provided by YouthNow, he became competent with his employability skills and was also able to successfully secure an apprenticeship with a Victorian employer by the end of his course.

Pic: Colleen Bergin, CEO, YouthNow with Nedad Husic, the finalist of Young Pre-Accredited Learner Award

Lorraine says, ‘It is incredible to see all the organisations come together to support this initiative. I am extremely proud of Nedad and other winners for standing as a role model for other educationally disengaged youth in Victoria’.


Pic: Lorraine Wilson, GM, Keyba Careers with Tania Sacco, Training Coordinator, YouthNow

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