As the peak body for Koorie education and training in Victoria, the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. (VAEAI) has always promoted the provision of education and training which is culturally relevant, reinforces cultural identity and provides supportive learning environments for Aboriginal people.
The VACSAL state-wide Junior Carnival was held on Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th September in Ballarat. VAEAI was involved in the marquee expo on the day, handing out VAEAI show bags filled with goodies for all the kids including puzzles, lollies and hats.
VAEAIs Committee of Management (COM) had their first meeting for 2012 on the 19th-20th of March. Members of the COM including LAECG representatives, VAEAI Office Bearers, Specialist Representatives and other community members made valuable contributions to the meeting, held over a 2 day period in Geelong at Deakin University’s Institute of Koorie Education (IKE).
First of all, the VAEAI Community would like to wish you a belated Happy New Year! We hope your 2012 has gotten off to a good start, especially in your involvement with education and training!
With the end of year very near the Wurreker Brokers are finalizing their Key stakeholder forums. To date these forums have been held in the Metropolitan, Loddon Campaspe, Murray Valley, Goulburn Valley and South Western Regions.
The Premiers Drug Prevention Council (DHS) funded project aims to look at the role of the early years / early intervention and the role of education as a preventative strategy.
The Victorian Adult Learner’s Week Awards showcase the many examples of personal success and community growth made possible by Adult Community Education (ACE).
This year the Research Unit will be working on a number of new projects.