Monbulk College Students Share Their Ideas For The Education State

Education Minister James Merlino today visited Monbulk College to speak with secondary students who are sharing their ideas to make Victoria the Education State.

The spoke about what could be done to make sure young people were getting the skills they need for the jobs they want.

The two-month Education State consultation is now underway, with sessions running throughout the state seeking the views of students, parents, carers, teachers, principals, school council members, businesses and community groups on how we can make Victoria the Education State.

In the first months of the Education State consultation, there has been more than 6000 website visits, 300 online contributions and 1000 downloads of the Consultation Paper

Over the coming weeks, Education State consultation sessions will run throughout Melbourne, Geelong, Mildura, Moe, Bairnsdale, Shepparton, Ballarat, Bendigo and other locations throughout the state.

All Victorians with a passion for education are encouraged to join in the sessions, and can register at the consultation website educationstate.education.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“To make Victoria the Education State, we need to hear from all Victorians who care about our education system, including those who rely on it the most – our students.”

“We are aiming to turn a good system into a great system defined by a great school in every community, excellent learning and teaching in every classroom and the promise of a bright future for every child.”

“I encourage everyone to get involved in the consultation – have your say and help us make Victoria the Education State.”

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