School Based Apprenticeships – Employer Breakfast Invitation

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Lower Hume VET Cluster with Assumption College Kilmore invite you to attend a Business Breakfast to learn about how School Based Apprenticeships could assist your business.

Special guest speakers, Kevin Sheedy (ambassador for SBA) and Caitlin Maher 2014 Victorian School Based Apprentice of the Year, will attend the breakfast to give their view on School Based Apprenticeships.

Date: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Time: 7:15am – 8:45am
Venue: Marlhes Centre at Assumption College Kilmore
Cost: $15.00
Bookings essential, limited places.
Book at: http://www.trybooking.com/IMEJ

Business Breakfast at ACK Invitation

2014 VCAL Achievement Awards – Recognition

Assumption College received two gongs at the recent Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning Achievement Awards held at the Sofitel, Melbourne.

VCAL Student Achievement Award for Intermediate Work related Skills – Paris Grattan

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Paris (pictured) completed her first-year Certificate III in Children’s Services in 2012, which involved a work placement at Kekeco Childcare in Kilmore. Her dedication and commitment to the industry led to a school-based apprenticeship and traineeship the next year. Paris completed all units in Certificate III in 12 months, impressing her employers and supervisors.

In 2014, Paris continued working with Kekeco Childcare each week as a part-time employee. This benefitted both parties: Paris was given more experience, and Kekeco had a dedicated employee who loved working there.

She completed studies in hospitality at Assumption in 2013 and 2014, was a valuable member of the hospitality class and worked in the Marlhes Restaurant each fortnight. She was part of the VCAL team that organised ACK’s inaugural Relay for Life, which raised $5250 and brought together 300 people from Assumption and the wider community. As part of this team, Paris demonstrated many employability skills.

For her ability to combine work in childcare and hospitality with her schooling at Assumption Paris received the College’s Outstanding Ability to Adapt to New Learning Environments Award 2014.

VCAL Partner Achievement Award – Kilmore Men’s Shed and Assumption College

Last year, Kilmore Men’s Shed contacted Assumption College to see whether a group of students could help them produce a newsletter for their members. Following discussions, VET Business Administration students produced, printed and delivered the newsletter to the Men’s Shed. The members were delighted with the finished product and the students were proud of themselves.

This partnership led to a few of the members coming to the College to work with senior numeracy students to help build billy carts as part of design and measurement. The class looked at the history of carts and the best materials and tools to make them.

By the end of term the students, working in the VCAL workshop alongside members from the Men’s Shed, had built several billy carts. It was a mutually beneficial partnership, acknowledged at the VCAL Achievement Awards.

The partnership was so successful it is continuing this year.

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Harry Purcell (from Kilmore Men’s Shed), Jenny Pendlebury (former VCAL Coordinator), Meg Bryar (VCAL teacher) and

Judith Graley, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier.

Alex Houghton – VCAL Coordinator and food technology teacher
[email protected]

To read original article: http://assumption.vic.edu.au/bulletin/new-page-2/may-28-2015/honours-for-a-vcal-student-staff-and-partners-/

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.

Register your interest below to join our mailing list and to be kept informed of future events!

http://engagingmitchellshire.com/seymour3660

Reminder – CRLLEN AGM Tuesday 19th May 2015

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The CRLLEN Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 19th May 2015, at the Golden Reign Room, Kilmore Racing Club, East Street, Kilmore commencing at 10am and followed by a complimentary lunch.

We would love for you to attend and if you haven’t already done so please RSVP by Friday 8th May by calling (03) 57811 014 or email: [email protected]

 

Cyber Tattoo Campaign Takes On Cyber Bullying

IMG_5872On Monday 16 March, Mitchell Youth Services together with Mitchell Youth Council launched a significant and innovative campaign ‘Cyber Tattoo – It’s There For Life.’ Made possible through the State Government’s Department of Health and Human Services ‘It’s There For Life’ grant, the campaign was created to generate awareness for online safety and assist young people to be respectful and responsible online.

Danielle Green MP, Mayor Rodney Parker, CEO Rebecca McKenzie and Councillors were present at Wallan Secondary College to provide support to our Youth Councillors and the work that they have achieved.

Over the past five months Mitchell Youth Council with support from the Mitchell Shire Youth Coordinator Buffy Leadbeater have spent many hours researching, studying and investigating ideas to develop posters, merchandise, information brochures and a significant Social Media Platform to address the issue of Cyber Bullying and online safety for young people.

Youth Council Mayor Eleisha Kubale spoke passionately about the campaign stating, “It became obvious to all of us when discussing and liaising with our peers that we would like to create a campaign that was both distinctive and remarkable. We wanted to make a difference in our community and ensure that people understand the risks that can arise with using social media.”

“This campaign will not stop here today this is just the beginning. The Youth Councillors will work hard over the coming months, promoting, advocating and discussing this campaign across our community. We will imbed this campaign into our duties as Youth Councillors to educate and inform young people aiming to reduce the risk of bullying and anti-social behaviour online.”

The unified voice of Mitchell Youth Council, supported by Mitchell Shire Council, aims to build stronger understanding of how to be ‘Cyber Savvy’ and the risks associated with social media and online technology. The Youth Council is already receiving excellent results from young people through the delivery of this program with multiple ‘likes’ on the Cyber Tattoo Facebook Page.

For further information regarding the campaign, contact Youth Services on 5734 6200 or Facebook/CyberTattoo.ItsThereForLife.

Media Contact:            
Daniel Heiss, Communications Officer
T: (03) 5734 6359
E: [email protected]

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ABC 774 – Join The Conversation on Youth Unemployment

Great radio conversation about youth unemployment in the northern suburbs and Hume area, with specific reference to flexible learning options. Join the conversation hour with ABC 774 Melbourne to catch the discussions.

Annual General Meeting 2015

CRLLEN NewLogoThe CRLLEN Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 19th May 2015, at the Golden Reign Room, Kilmore Racing Club, East Street, Kilmore commencing at 10am and followed by a complimentary lunch for attendees at 12noon.

Our guest speaker will be Jaclyn Symes, Member of the Legislative Council for Northern Victoria. Jaclyn is very interested in issues facing youth in regional areas, especially education and employment.

There are currently several vacancies on the CRLLEN Board and five positions are up for re-nomination. Please consider nominating for the Board and help us connect local education, business, parent and community organisations to grow the education and training options for youth in our region. (Nomination Form below)

Please contact the office on 57 811 014 or [email protected] for further information or to advise of your attendance.

Nomination Form available here: Nomination Form AGM 2015

**IN THE NEWS** Youth Unemployment Crisis

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Wallan Secondary College connecting employers and and schools.

Mitchell Shire has been identified in the Hume region as one of 10 hot spots across Australia in need of urgent attention with a youth unemployment rate of 17.5%. Click on the link for more information.