YOUNG parents have discussed their study goals and options with local education providers during a morning tea hosted by Murray Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network (MMLLEN).
Held on December 18, the morning tea was attended by Murray ACE, Sunraysia Institute of TAFE and Swan Hill College, and provided young parents with information regarding returning to study and the support available.
The morning tea follows on from MMLLEN research last year which found that half of young parents in the region would like to return to study.
The Aspirations of Young Parents Research Project found that returning to education and training was the top aspiration for young parents, with 50 per cent naming returning to study as a future goal.
MMLLEN’s Executive Officer Robyn Stepnell said that while returning to study was by far the standout goal among young parents, there was an underlying perception that achieving this goal was difficult.
“The research project identified limited study options as a barrier for young parents to return to their education,” Miss Stepnell said.
The morning tea not only provided an informal meet and greet with young parents about furthering their education, but also highlighted the study options and support available in the region.
Young parents who would like more information or have any questions can call MMLLEN on (03) 5033 2017 or click the link below for a list of education providers within the region.