Seymour Structure Plan Community Meeting Held

The first Seymour Structure Plan community engagement event was held on 3 June at the Community Arts Centre. The project team would like to thank the more than 70 members of the public who attended the workshop.

The workshop involved presentations from Council’s Strategic Planning Department about the structure planning process and a presentation from the Engineering Department about the status of the levee bank project.

But the real purpose of the session was to hear from the community about how they would like to get involved in the project. This means understanding what has worked well in the past and what hasn’t, so we can plan better ways to engage with the community in future. Attendees provided some very useful feedback at the event and the results will be published here on the Seymour 3660 website shortly.

There will be many different ways to get involved over the course of the project, so please check back regularly for more information. Please also feel free to contact Council’s Strategic Planning Department if you have any questions about this or our other Structure Planning projects on (03) 5734 6200.

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Plan for Growth

The Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) is leading the development of the Murrindindi Training Needs Analysis project, aptly titled ‘Plan for Growth’. This project has been developed by the skills and training committee of the Advancing Country Towns project for Alexandra, Eildon and Thornton and has been funded by Regional Development Australia and Advancing Country Towns. It is also supported by local stakeholders including the Murrindindi Shire Council, Outdoor Education Group, Alexandra District Hospital, Alexandra Secondary College, Murrindindi Training Institute, Continuing Education and Arts Centre of Alexandra (CEACA) and CVGT Australia.

The purpose of the ‘Plan for Growth’ project is to identify the high priority training needs for key industries within the Murrindindi Shire and provide important data on the development of training and tertiary education pathways, particularly given the significant changes wrought by the 2009 bushfires. The ‘Plan for Growth’ project intends to build on the 2005 Murrindindi Training Needs Analysis report and look at an integrated approach to training and community development.

Training and recruitment specialist John Brewin, owner of WorkforceXS Bendigo has been appointed as the consultant to deliver the ‘Plan for Growth’ report and through his extensive previous experience in training, government and financial sectors, John is well equipped to deliver this report.

Data will be collected through various means including focus groups, email surveys and face to face interviews with businesses throughout the region. The more information gathered will not only help assist in providing valuable information for the ‘Plan for Growth’ project, but also help contribute to the growth at all levels within the Murrindindi Shire community.

If you or your business would be interested in becoming further involved with the ‘Plan for Growth’ project in the Murrindindi Shire, please feel free to contact John Brewin on 0428 416 656 or fill in survey via this link: Plan for Growth Survey.

Murrindindi Training Needs Analysis – Seeking Consultant!

The Central Ranges LLEN is leading the development of the 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 and Advancing Country Towns and is 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.

The Central Ranges LLEN is seeking applications from consultants to deliver the Murrindindi Training Needs Analysis.  This is an excellent project which will determine the future of workforce planning and training delivery across the Murrindindi Shire for years to come.

For more information go Murrindindi Training Needs Analysis Brief.

There is a very short time line for applications: Thursday 25th October and will interview on Monday 29th of October in Alexandra.

For more information contact Boyd Maplestone from Central Ranges LLEN at [email protected] or 0408541310.

 

 

 

Macedon Ranges Training Needs Analysis – Consultant appointed!


The Central Ranges LLEN is pleased to announce the appointment of Private Training Provider Consulting firm to deliver the Training Needs Analysis report for Macedon Ranges.  Sandy Roberts lead consultant from PTP Consulting has an extensive experience in the training, government, financial sectors and is well equipped to deliver on this report.

This project will provide a detailed understanding of the current training demands businesses in Macedon Ranges shire require and develop training opportunities through Learn Local Centres, which could pathway into TAFE and Higher Education.  This will be an opportunity to join up young people and adults with the right training to find a local job that business require skills for.

This project has been developed through an Advisory Committee facilitated by the Central Ranges LLEN and lead by Kyneton Community Learning Centre, Lancefield Neighbourhood House, Woodend Neighbourhood House, Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre, Macedon Ranges Shire – Economic Development Unit and Department of Education and Early Childhood Development – Higher Education & Skills Group in Loddon Mallee.

Macedon Ranges Training Needs Analysis – Tender Brief

The Central Ranges LLEN is facilitating a Training Needs Analysis in Macedon Ranges.  This has been developed through an Advisory Committee, lead by Kyneton Community Learning Centre, Lancefield Neighbourhood House, Woodend Neighbourhood House, Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre, Macedon Ranges Shire – Economic Development Unit and Department of Education and Early Childhood Development – Higher Education & Skills Branch in Loddon Mallee.

This project will provide the detailed knowledge of the current training demands businesses in Macedon Ranges shire require and develop training opportunities through Learn Local Centres, which could pathway into TAFE and Higher Education.  This will be an opportunity to join up young people and adults with the right training to find a local job that business require skills for.  If you know of any organisations or consultants interested in undertaking the Training Needs Analysis work a brief has been established.

The brief can also be accessed via our DropBox Public folder – simply click on the following link:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/89459156/MR%20Training%20Needs%20Analysis%20-%20V8%28Final%29.docx

Applications close 5th of September 2012.  For further information contact Boyd Maplestone 57811014 or John Thomas 5422 3433.