Navitas English joins panel to deliver the Australian Government’s Foundation Skills for Your Future program
11th May, 2020 Feature story:
Navitas English will join a panel of service providers selected to deliver the Australian Government’s $52.5m Foundation Skills for Your Future program, announced in the 2019-20 Commonwealth Budget.
The program, managed by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, aims to help recently unemployed or employed Australians up-skill or re-skill for new roles by developing Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy (LLND) skills.
With a proven track record in delivering LLND programs for migrants, refugees and job seekers, Navitas English will deliver LLND training for individual participants in the ACT and South West/Greater West Sydney metropolitan regions - as well as workplace projects nationally - from July 2020.
As an approved provider, Navitas English will assess the LLND skills of participants and create appropriate personalised and workplace training projects that help to develop their skills, confidence and productivity.
The agreement between Navitas English and the Australian Government runs until 30 June 2022 - with a one-year option to extend to 30 June 2023.
Navitas English forms part of global education provider Navitas Pty Ltd, which delivers programs to more than 70,000 students worldwide.
The Executive General Manager of Government Services & Employment at Navitas, Michael Cox, said Navitas English was proud to join a panel of providers to support individuals and employers to build the LLND skills of participants.
“Navitas English has decades of experience in supporting migrants, refugees and jobseekers to develop the skills and confidence needed to participate in the Australian workforce,” he said.
“Our staff are not only highly experienced in skills development - they bring empathy, understanding and compassion to the learning experience.
“We are proud to be involved with this project and look forward to helping participants to develop critical skills for the future.”