There are several key Business and Industry networks in the Central Ranges LLEN area that have been established to develop the workforce and business needs, including:
Hume region (Including Mitchell and Murrindindi)
Hume Workforce development committee
The Hume workforce development committee has been established to increase:
- total pool of skilled labour available to the Hume Region
- capability of business/industry to effectively utilise the available labour force
As part of this strategy a number of presentations have been developed to communicate the current trends in key major industries across the region:
- Summary of findings for Training
- Health & Community Services
- Accomodation & Food
- Transport & Logistics
TRAINING NEEDS ANALYSIS
The Central Ranges LLEN in partnership with Kyneton Community Learning Centre, Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre, Woodend Neighbourhood House, Lancefield Neighbourhood House, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Higher Education & Skills and Adult Community Further Education divisions) is facilitating a training needs analysis across business in the Macedon Ranges.
This committee is spearheading an innovative partnership to determine the skills and knowledge requirements of local businesses and develop strategic training options delivered by Macedon Ranges Learn Local (Adult Community Education) and Higher Education providers.
This project has been created through the partnerships developed in the Macedon Ranges Employment and Training Network and has been funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Adult Community Further Education), Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the Central Ranges LLEN.
TRAINING NEEDS ANALYSIS
The Central Ranges LLEN lead the development of the 2013 Murrindindi Training Needs Analysis project. This project has been developed by the skills and training committee of the Advancing Country Towns project for Alexandra, Eildon and Thornton. This project is being funded by Regional Development Australia, Advancing Country Towns and Central Ranges LLEN as well as supported by local stakeholders including the Murrindindi Shire, Outdoor Education Group, Alexandra District Hospital, Alexandra Secondary College, Murrindindi Training Institute, CEACA (Learn Local provider) and CVGT.
Workforce Extensions Bendigo was awarded the contract to consult on the project. Workforce Extensions Bendigo conducted extensive consultation with local industry, business, training and community stakeholders, surveying 111, interviewing 37 and conducting two consultation forums in Alexandra and Kinglake.
The report was launched in Alexandra, at the Murrindindi Training Institute site on March 26th 2013 with support of local members, councillors and local stakeholders.
For more information contact Boyd Maplestone from Central Ranges LLEN at [email protected] or 0408541310.