The Box Hill Institute (BHI) has been awarded a Victorian government contract to deliver important training programs in eight of Victoria’s prisons. The contracts were issued under a competitive process inviting all Victorian TAFEs and dual sector universities to tender.
The prisons where BHI will be delivering training are Marngoneet Correctional Centre, Karreenga Annex, Barwon Prison, Beechworth Correctional Centre, Dhurringile Prison, Melbourne Assessment Prison, Metropolitan Remand Centre and Dame Phyllis Frost Centre.
Mr Norman Gray AM, Chief Executive Officer said Box Hill Institute is looking forward to starting our new contract at the start of 2016, and delivering important training and skills development to Victorian prisoners.
“Box Hill Institute and CAE (part of BHI), have a strong and proven history delivering training for people who are otherwise at risk at being left behind – including recent migrants and refugees, people with disabilities, the homeless and people disengaged with the educational system.”
“We’ll be focussed on helping Victorian prisoners get the skills they need to help make them job ready by the time they leave prison giving them a better chance at success.”
“The focus will be on providing practical training in skills that employers want. Nine out of ten of our graduates go on to full-time employment or further study within six months of completing their course.”
“We’ll be offering what’s called “foundation studies” to ensure prisoners have the educational skills, such as literacy and numeracy, which are needed before they can undertake other training.”
About Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Institute is a leading Victorian vocational and higher education provider known for its collaborative and creative approach to education in Australia and overseas. Box Hill Institute offers a wide variety of courses to both local and international students, from apprenticeships to degrees, short courses to diplomas, and in a range of delivery modes including full time, part time and off campus.