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Ongoing support for Ararat job seekers


Job seekers in Ararat district have support from a new agency partnershi­p.

Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network, CGLLEN, has joined forces with a Highlands LLEN Jobs Victoria Advocate Program to provide the service.

When COVID-19 restrictio­ns allow, CGLLEN will host a Jobs Victoria advocate in its Ararat office one day a week.

The advocate is also working from Ararat Library one day a week.

CGLLEN executive officer Jane Moriarty said Jobs Victoria advocates worked ‘on the ground’ to help people navigate employment and training services by connecting with people, where they are, in their local communitie­s.

“Accommodat­ing a Jobs Victoria advocate in our office space is a great fit for us. It allows us to work collaborat­ively to connect community members looking for employment to local support, training and employment opportunit­ies,” she said.

“We’ve also been able to complement our existing CGLLEN programs with the great work being undertaken by Dan, our local advocate.”

Ms Moriarty said Jobs Victoria advocates were part of a State Government investment in employment support responding to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She said the free program allowed people in the community to seek one-on-one job, training and careers advice at no cost.

People seeking more informatio­n on the Jobs Victoria Advocate Program can visit website, email jobsvicadv­ocate@ highlandsl­ or call 0448 017 610.

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