Learn Local Awards – Kyneton Community & Learning Centre nomination

Learn Local logoThe Central Range LLEN is pleased to announce a resident Learn Local, Kyneton Community & Learning Centre’s has been nominated for a State government Learn Local Award under the Creating Local Solutions category, for the Macedon Ranges Training Needs Analysis Project.

This project has been shortlisted to the finalist stage (3 finalists in each category). This is great news and a terrific recognition of the work undertaken, outcomes achieved and contributions of all involved in this partnership project.

The 2014 Victorian Learn Local Award presentations will be held on the evening of Thursday 28 August in St Kilda Town Hall commencing 6.30 pm. The awards will be presented by the Hon. Nick Wakeling MP, Minister for Higher Education and Skills.

See full list of Learn Local Awards 2014 Finalists

Macedon Ranges Flexible Learning Options – Graduation

Kyneton Community Learning Centre with the support of the Central Ranges LLEN and the Flexible Learning Options Advisory Committee has successfully delivered a Certificate I in Vocational Preparation course in Term 3, 2012.  Seven students have either partially or fully completed the four day a week course and graduated on Friday 21st September 2012.

Most of the young people in the course had not been attending school regularly in 2012.  A number had not been at school for a many years.  After completing the course every participant had identified the education or career pathway in which they wanted to head.  Three participants have transitioned to the Certificate II in General Education for Adults (CGEA) to be delivered in Term 4.  One participant has enrolled back in school and one has enrolled in TAFE. One student is following up doing a Traineeship, and one is working part-time.  Participants were also involved in a project in partnership with Macedon Ranges Council where they created street art on the floors and walls of the now disused Kyneton Pool.  Central Ranges LLEN is in the process of evaluating the pilot program to use as an evidence base for the successful delivery of further programs into the future.

The CGEA course will be offered in Term 4, 2012 and Term 1, 2013 and is available for young people aged 15-17 years who are enrolled and not enrolled in school.  The course is aimed at engaging young people to improve their literacy skills in a relaxed small group environment.

For further information contact Kyneton Community Learning Centre