Improving learning opportunities for migrants and job seekers

Media Release
  • Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills

The Turnbull Government has today announced a list of local organisations that will deliver vital English language, literacy and numeracy learning programs to help the social and economic participation of migrants and job seekers.

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews MP said the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program offered migrants and job seekers, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, youth and people with disabilities, support to overcome language, literacy and numeracy barriers.

“We look forward to working with providers to deliver improved learning outcomes for migrants and Australian job seekers with language, literacy and numeracy barriers,” Minister Andrews said.

“The Coalition Government’s continued commitment to AMEP and the SEE program supports the development of knowledge and skills that significantly improves the lives of participants, by providing pathways to greater social participation, employment, further study and training.

“The AMEP gives new migrants the opportunity to develop essential practical English language skills in a supportive environment,” Minister Andrews said.

“SEE assists job seekers to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills with a focus on transition to employment or further studies.”

“The business models for both AMEP and SEE have been recently revised to allow for more flexible and innovative training methods to offer more opportunity for participation as well as encourage continued attendance,” Minister Andrew said.

The new AMEP and SEE contracts will commence in July 2017.

For further information visit: http://www.education.gov.au/amep and www.education.gov.au/skills-education-and-employment

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