Central Ranges LLEN – Celebrating 10 years!!

The Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) is celebrating its tenth year of facilitating partnerships opportunities between schools, training providers, industry and community organisations to increase the education, training and employment opportunities for local young people.

The Central Ranges LLEN, like all LLEN’s, 31 of which cover the state of Victoria, have been developing innovative partnerships to increase education and training opportunities for young people, especially those young people struggling with school.

Central Ranges LLEN Chair Doreen Power highlights the key role the LLEN plays across the Shire of Macedon Ranges, Mitchell and Murrindindi. “The Central Ranges LLEN acts as a ‘catalyst’ to create and facilitate partnership opportunities between stakeholders to improve the education and training outcomes of local young people.  It’s able to do this through strategic partnerships and networks which many would not exist or be sustained without the knowledge and skills the LLEN provides”.

Some examples of the Central Ranges LLEN’s work has been the establishment of a Trade Training Centre Steering Committee, which has gone onto receive $11.3 Million in funding for Trade facilities in equipment. The facilitation of the Lower Hume VET Cluster, which has increased delivery of VET in school subjects through the cluster by 150 places in the last two years, now offering an opportunity for 750 students. The Central Ranges LLEN also facilitated the Community Based (Satellite) VCAL program nine years ago, which has seen 120 of the most disadvantaged young people complete or partial complete a senior secondary education. Many of these students have gone onto Apprenticeships, TAFE courses or employment.

The Central Ranges LLEN currently has over 160 members, from various representative groups.  If you would like to become a member go to our membership page.

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