The Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLEN) program across Victoria, has been re-funded for one more year by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (State) and the Department of Education (Federal) till the end of December 2014.
The Central Ranges LLEN Board is delighted to continue its excellent work of being a catalyst for and developer of strategic networks, projects and partnerships across our three shires of Mitchell, Murrindindi and Macedon Ranges to improve the education, training and employment opportunities for local young people. As outlined at the 2013 Annual General Meeting the Central Ranges LLEN has lead or supported around 20 networks, projects and partnerships a year. Some of our recent achievements have been:
- Murrindindi Training Needs Analysis
- Murrindindi Training Institute
- Lower Hume VET Cluster
- Macedon Ranges VET Cluster
- Development and evaluation of Flexible Learning Options programs
- Youth Partnerships
- Central Ranges Trade Training Centre
- Health Industry Manual
- Koorie Pathways Program
- Macedon Ranges Training Needs Analysis (released shortly)
- Parent Engagement Survey
Key outcomes from the Central Ranges LLEN work has been to monitor the improvement of key targets in our 2010-2013 Strategic Plan which has seen the following improvements:
- Since 2009, 42% increase in VET in school enrolments
- Since 2009, 10% increase in VCAL enrolments
- Since 2009, 52 students have completed VCAL at Kyneton Satellite VCAL program at an average of 72% partial or full completion per year
- Since 2009, 10% increase in positive destination of young people leaving school early to 82%.
- Since 2009, 6% increase in Senior Secondary completion to 78%.
In the coming months as we commence discussion with key decision makers about the future of the LLENs program beyond 2014, we hope that you have valued the work of the Central Ranges LLEN over the past decade and you will share with government departments, industry associations, local members and other key stakeholders the importance of continuing the LLENs program in 2015 and beyond.
If you would like to join the Central Ranges LLEN Association feel free to fill in an online membership application form.