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

July 2015 Ellimatta Holiday Program

The July 2015 Ellimatta Holiday Program is here. Check out the awesome activities they have for young people who live, work study, or play in the Kinglake Ranges.

For more info and to book your place call Ellimatta Youth on 5786 1711 OR 0499 023 184.

Places are limited for excursions so please get in quick!

Belinda Temby, Executive Officer & Amelia Slater, Youth Development Officer

Ellimatta July 2015 Holiday Program

State of Murrindindi’s Children report

Berry Street is undertaking a “State of Murrindindi’s Children report” which aims to collect and collate data on the health and wellbeing of children living in Murrindindi Shire.

As part of this initiative, two community forums (facilitated by Anne Leadbeater) have been planned for June. The aim of the forums is to reach a good understanding of the issues the community want covered in the report, including what specific data sets may be useful and to determine what data may be available from the community and from funded agencies.

See the attached flyer for more info including registration details.

Community Forum V2

Marysville: Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Vibe Hotel
32-42 Murchison Street, Marysville
10.00am – 1.30pm (Lunch provided)

Or

Yea: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Yea Council Chambers
The Semi Circle, Yea
12.00pm – 3.00pm (Lunch provided)

Please RVSP Sue at [email protected] by Tuesday 16th June, as to which forum you are attending and any dietary requirements.

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]

 

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

Website Updates/ Newsletter & News

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We have been busy listening to everyone’s comments over the past few months about changes to our information and news that goes out via our CRLLEN office.

Over the coming weeks the frequency of the newsletters will change to fortnightly news consisting of some of the following:

  1. Current funding opportunities available
  2. Upcoming Events
  3. In the News ……. Media topics relevant to our region/ state
  4. Reference to social media sites and use of Twitter, Facebook etc
  5. Good News Profile “Spotlight” of the month

We would love to hear from you about any other ideas you may have to improve the content that we are providing. Please feel free to make any suggestions by emailing [email protected].

Central Ranges LLEN is on Twitter – follow us @crllen for daily updates about what we are doing.

2014 On Track Survey Results – Now Available

2014 On Track survey results now available

What is On Track?

On Track is a Victorian Government initiative which surveys school leavers who have left school in the last six months to find out if they are on track to a bright future.

On Track ensures school leavers are contacted within six months of leaving school to see if they are on a path to further education, training or employment. It also enables young people to seek further advice and assistance via a referral service if required to get back on track.

A range of reports are produced annually from On Track survey data. These include: Statewide reports Destinations of School Leavers – comprehensive analysis of destinations of Victorian students six months after they leave school. The 2014 report will be published in September. http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/research/Pages/ontrackstatewide.aspx

Local level reports Year 12 Completers – destination results and VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admis-sions Centre) tertiary applications and enrolments data for Year 12 completers in each Victorian school. http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/research/Pages/ontrackcompleters.aspx

Local Government Area (LGA) Reports – destination pathways of Year 12 com-pleters and Early school leavers for each LGA in Victoria. http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/research/Pages/localgovatoz.aspx

Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) Reports – destination pathways of Year 12 completers and Early School Leavers for each LLEN in Victoria. http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/research/Pages/LLEN-Reports.aspx

If you have any queries or would like more information on On Track data, please email: [email protected]

Koorie Pathways Program – Careers and Cultural Celebration Day 2014

On Tuesday, July 22 Indigenous Secondary students from across the Lower Hume region participated in a Cultural and Careers Celebration Day held at the Seymour Sports & Aquatic Centre.

Approximately 50 Secondary School students attended the Celebration Day from Alexandra Secondary College, Yea High School, Seymour College, and St Mary’s College, mixed with students from Benalla, Wangaratta, and Mansfield.

Those who attended participated in a range of activities designed to promote both the careers and pathways focus of the day and a celebration of indigenous culture.

Some of the workshops and activities available to students throughout the day included:

▪                ‘Speed Careering’ activity for senior students

▪                Workshop and Information session from the Australian Defence Force

▪                Traditional Games run by ASHE

▪                Aspirations Photo Booth Activity

Special mention must again go to the GO TAFE Seymour VCAL staff and students who did a fantastic job in providing us all with delicious morning tea and BBQ lunch.

The day was met with many positive comments from both staff and students. One student believed the best part about the day was “Being social and talking to other people about life after High school”.

The overall aim of the day was to begin to close the gap for Indigenous young people in both education and employment sectors and provide opportunities to participate in training and further education.

The Central Ranges LLEN, as a member of the organising committee would like to acknowledge the support of GOTAFE, Mitchell Shire Council, Closing the Health Gap – Lower Hume Project and The Centre for providing funding to support this great initiative, as well as the many organisations and individuals who were part of the organising committee and worked tirelessly in preparation for the day.

Careers & Celebration Day 2014

For more information on this and previous years Celebration Days, go to our Indigenous Pathways page.

Local Government calls on Premier to sufficiently fund Local Learning and Employment Networks

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Local governments across Victoria voted for the Municipal Association of Victoria “to call on the Premier of Victoria to commit sufficient funding for the 31 LLENs across Victoria to secure their programs into the future.”

Mayor, Cr Roger Jukes said that Macedon Ranges Shire Council worked closely with the Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network to assist young people in the shire.

“Council has had a long-standing relationship with this network. It has been instrumental in helping us and local schools support young people in our shire into employment and training,” he said.

Murrindindi Shire Council Mayor Margaret Rae said “the Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network (CRLLEN) is an established organisation and long term achiever in supporting young people in this region.

CRLLEN provides a critical link between the broader community, industry and young people, which is vital to assisting overall improvements of economic growth for the region and tackling the increasing youth unemployment rate.

LLEN’s are trusted local organisations across Victoria that provide transition and employment outcomes for young people. No other organisations are as uniquely positioned to undertake this work.”

  • LLENs use their knowledge of the region to influence strategic planning and broker partnerships among key stakeholders to support young people to remain engaged, or re-engage, in education or training as well as pathways to employment.  LLENs create and develop sustainable relationships, partnerships and broker initiatives with and across local education providers, industry and community.
  • LLENs make a difference in communities by enabling individuals and organisations to collaborate their ideas and strategies into beneficial partnerships. LLENs create strategic, sustainable partnerships that improve education and transition outcomes for young people, including increasing Year 12 or equivalent attainment rates.
  • LLENs have been in operation for over 13 years across the state, working with young people at risk of disengaging, or who have already disengaged, from education and training and are not in meaningful employment by focusing on increased participation, improving educational attainment and transitional outcomes as well as increasing career aspirations to build a generation of work ready young people.
  • LLENs also facilitate and support a range of initiatives, through partnerships and collaboration with and across stakeholders as well as providing local advice on statewide policy and program issues and serving as an active platform for joining government initiatives with local education and training systems.

Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Chair Doreen Power said “We thank the Councils for their support of the important work we do. Since the last state election the LLEN network across Victoria has assisted approximately 250,000 young people. Every year the LLEN network facilitates over 850 partnerships.

We call on Government to continue ongoing sustainable funding to the LLEN network across Victoria, $13 million annually index linked so we can continue this vital work. For every $1 invested by the State Government an additional $2 is leveraged by LLEN’s in the community.*”

The work of Central Ranges LLEN is fundamental in ensuring that our young people in Victorian regional and rural areas are not left behind and young people are building strong links with educational providers and local employers.

  • CRLLEN facilitated the $11.3 million Trade Training Centre partnership providing industry standard training opportunities to approximately 3,000 young people previously unavailable to local students.
  • CRLLEN facilitated the Lower Hume VET Cluster partnership for the past four years, increasing the Vocational Education and Training in school enrolments by 94% within the three year period 2009 to 2012.
  • CRLLEN facilitated the Murrindindi Training Needs Analysis reports in 2005 and 2013 providing detailed understanding of local industry training needs and trends across the Shire.
  • CRLLEN was a key partner in creating the Murrindindi Training Institute, a local partnership delivering post-school Vocational Training which is industry driven and supported.  This partnership is very important in light of 0% TAFE delivery in Murrindindi Shire, with no post-school TAFE options in the area (DEECD ACFE Data Pack 2011).
  • CRLLEN facilitated the Macedon Ranges Satellite VCAL program (alternative education) ten years ago in 2003, creating a partnership between schools and community organisations. This program has engaged 217 young people in a Senior Secondary Certificate over ten years, who were not engaged in school.
  • CRLLEN facilitated the Macedon Ranges Training Needs Analysis reports in 2014 providing detailed understanding of local industry training needs and trends across the Shire.  This project also included building the capacity of all six Neighbourhood Houses to provide coordinated local industry training opportunities.
  • CRLLEN facilitated a new Flexible Learning Options (alternative education) program at Kyneton Community Learning Centre, in partnership with local schools and community organisations, to engage the most vulnerable young people in community back into education and training and pathway into Satellite VCAL program.  In 2013, 40 young people enrolled in the program.
  • CRLLEN facilitated the Koorie Pathways Program from 2010-2013 engaging over 100 Indigenous students and families in careers, industry and cultural activities raising the aspiration and attainment of local Indigenous students.

For more information on Central Ranges LLEN initiatives look at our recent Annual Report.

*Victorian LLEN Network survey of LLENs (2014).