Archives for February, 2021

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Small Business Owners Snap Up Free Mentoring Program

The Andrews Labor Government’s Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring program has allowed businesses to step back from the coalface and gain advice on digital opportunities, preparing and implementing business plans, improving time management, identifying new opportunities and rethinking marketing strategies. More than 730 businesses have..

Opening Doors For Victorians To Move Into High-Tech Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victorians to transition into high-growth digital career pathways with a new retraining program for 200 workers launching this week. The pilot program will see participants learn new skills in hi-tech growth industries including financial technology, customer experience, cybersecurity, data..

Helping Create More Jobs For Rural And Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to support regional businesses and communities to thrive, with new funding now ready to help companies grow jobs and attract investment. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today launched the new round of the Labor Government’s Regional Jobs Fund..

Support For Businesses Impacted By Circuit Breaker Action

New support has been announced for small businesses, including sole traders, most impacted by the coronavirus circuit-breaker action – with hospitality, tourism, events and creative industries operators to benefit from grants. New $200 vouchers for travel in regional Victoria and Melbourne will further bolster tourism..

Backing Victoria As A Leading AI Technology Destination

Australia’s first accelerator program to scale-up artificial intelligence companies and a $100 million venture capital fund are launching from a new base in Richmond – in a major step towards establishing Victoria as a leading destination for AI technology within the Asia Pacific. Backed by..

Serving Up Employment For All At Australian Open

The Australian Open is providing a vital stepping stone for jobseekers who are experiencing barriers to gaining work, including people who are long-term unemployed, have a disability or speak English as a second language. A partnership between JobsBank and Tennis Australia has supported 25 people..

More Research To Improve Survival Rates For Cancer

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s best and brightest researchers discover new breakthroughs in cancer prevention, treatment and care. Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced the 21 recipients from the Victorian Cancer Agency’s latest grants round, who will share in more than $10..

Creating More Jobs To Benefit Local Communities

As part of the Government’s Working for Victoria fund, a further 178 jobs are being created across metropolitan and regional communities, including eight jobs at McCallum Disability Services in Ballarat. Many people with disabilities have been unable to participate in their everyday lives during the..

Artists Get To Work In Schools As Kids Get Creative

The Andrews Labor Government is providing a boost for workers in creative industries through its Working for Victoria initiative, with dozens of creative professionals starting work this week on schools placements. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford visited Brunswick North West Primary School where circus artists..

First Day Milestone For Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Kids

Thousands of Victorian children are starting at Three-Year-Old Kindergarten from this week, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark early childhood education reform. Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt today visited AG Leech Kindergarten in Maryborough to celebrate local children attending funded universal three-year-old kindergarten..

Tradies Pick Up The Tech Tools To Build Local Businesses

Trade Trak provides a cloud-based comprehensive tool for trades and services to manage onsite safety, job scheduling, quoting, invoicing and contractor management. Burdens Plumbing Supplies has teamed with Trade Trak to allow small business customers to use the platform, giving them access to all its..