Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester visited the Hands On Learning Hut at Kurnai College recently to hear from students how the program has helped them achieve.
“Not every student learns the same and this program teaches students skills that are useful throughout life not just in education and studies,” Mr Chester said.
“Practical skills such as cooking, gardening, mowing, woodwork and construction set students up to pursue apprenticeships and work options, if university is not for them.”
Mr Chester said providing an alternative learning environment ensures all students can benefit from school and stay at school for longer.
“We must invest in our children and set them up for the future, whether that be continuing studies or going into the workforce if we provide them the skills and opportunities to improve and develop they will go on to be successful and achieve.”