Central Ranges Trade Training Centre – Whittlesea & Seymour Openings

The Central Ranges Trade Training Centre officially opened the Whittlesea (Southern Hub) and Seymour (Northern Hub) sites on 26th of August and 4th of September respectively. The completion of both $5.2 Million, state of the art vocational training facilities was completed on time and in budget.  Both facilities are now open to all nine schools in the Central Ranges Trade Training Centre Consortium [Seymour College, St. Mary’s College Seymour, Assumption College, Yea High Schools and Euroa, Broadford, Alexandra, Wallan and Whittlesea Secondary Colleges] for students to undertake VETis school or pathways program training.  The facilities can deliver Industry standard training in Automotive, Engineering, Welding and Building and Construction – up until now unavailable across the region.

The facilities were opened at the time by the Federal Minister of Employment, Skills and Training – Honourable Brendan O’Connor and Federal Member for McEwan – Rob Mitchell, with presentations by Principals Terry Twomey (Whittlesea) and David Mills (Seymour) as well as lead school Principal for the Central Ranges Trade Training Centre project Jim Alsop (Broadford).

Students from across the region are very excited to be able to access the facilities and start the vocational pathway into industry standard training and ultimately jobs in local skill shortages.

The Central Ranges LLEN is very proud of its brokerage and facilitation work in bringing nine schools together to form a collaborative and sustainable partnership to deliver a model for industry level training until now not available to almost 3,000 students from across the region.

Seymour Youth Engagement – Expression of Interest

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Hume Region have developed an Expression of Interest for interested training and community organisations to submit an application to develop and run a Flexible Learning Options program for young people disengaging from school or who have left school across the Seymour and broader area.

It is expected that the course will commence Term 1 2013 and will be open to young people currently enrolled in school and those that have left school early. The program will be supported by a Management Committee and a Stakeholder Committee ensuring the appropriate protocols and stakeholder support are provided to the lead organisation.

Training organisations and Community Organisations (partnered with a Training organisation) are encouraged to apply.  See UPDATED (as of 6th Sept) Expressions of Interest document, which is due to be submitted to the Central Ranges LLEN by Friday 28th of September. 

Potential applicants should also read the following supporting documentation to inform the development of a Seymour Youth Engagement Program: Flexible Learning Option RecommendationsFlexible Learning Option Course Outline and DEECD FLO Funding Arrangements.

For more information contact Boyd Maplestone, CEO Central Ranges LLEN on 03 57811014 or boyd@centralrangesllen.org.au