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 Training Needs Analysis Report Launched!!!

On Tuesday 13 May the Macedon Ranges Training Needs Analysis Report 2014 (The Report) was officially launched by the Macedon Ranges Shire Mayor, Roger Jukes at the Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre, Gisborne.

Vital workforce development, training data and information for training providers, schools businesses and industries within Macedon Ranges Shire is now available through ‘The Report’.

Councillor Jukes stated that Macedon Ranges Shire Council, through their Economic Development Strategy, remain “…. committed to identifying the skills and training needs of local businesses and, working in partnership with our various education providers, to address them”. The Report significantly assists training providers and local businesses to strategically position themselves, and the current and future workforces, in order to remain strong and viable within the context of the changing market across the Shire.

Information was sought from more than 250 local businesses and training providers in compiling the report and its recommendations. Facilitation of the project was managed by the Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network, project managed by Kyneton Community and Learning Centre with funding and support provided by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development—Adult Community Further Education, Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the Central Ranges LLEN.

The analysis of the data collated during the Project phase has been framed by the identification of opportunities for training providers to respond to defined need.  These opportunities in turn have been expanded to include the major stakeholders who may collaborate to seize that opportunity. In addition, with some recommendations refer to the structure of short courses, particularly with a focus on business operations, which could be tailored in response to the identified needs of local businesses.  Relationships, both current and potential, amongst the Learn Local providers in the Macedon Ranges and other stakeholders such as  Macedon Ranges Shire Council, the community, and education and training providers is identified in ‘The Report’ as being of significance in strategically addressing workforce needs on a sustainable basis.

Through the links established in The Report, and the recently launched Central Ranges LLEN Environmental Scan 2014 report, demand for quality graduates and vocational training are able to be clearly identified and strategically responded too.  The Macedon Ranges Training Needs Analysis report highlights:

  • Key industries areas of focus, are especially in the Health and Community Services, Tourism and Food Services industries;
  • Unique opportunities in the Equine/Agribusiness sector in the Macedon Ranges;
  • Trends and gaps existing in training provision coupled with the current and future needs of key businesses and industry sectors;
  • For collaborative partnerships with education, training, employment and business stakeholders to be developed where opportunities for employers and students are readily accessible to meet future demands.

For more information contact Boyd Maplestone or Veronica Hunt.

Murrindindi Training Needs Analysis Report 2013 – Plan for Growth – Launched!!

Plan for Growth - Murrindindi TNA

The Plan for Growth Report was developed as part of the Skills, Training and Workforce Development initiative of the Eildon-Thornton-Alexandra Advancing Country Towns project. It highlights the breadth of training being undertaken within and outside the Shire; trends and gaps in training provision and the current and future needs of key businesses and industry sectors. It will be an important tool for future training and workforce development planning and for maximising employment opportunities within the Shire, particularly for young people and those seeking to retrain or to further develop their skills.

Information was sought from more than 300 local businesses and training providers in compiling the report and its recommendations.

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The report was launched by Cindy McLeish, Member for Seymour and Margaret Rae, Deputy Mayor and Councillor of Murrindindi Shire at the Murrindindi Training Institute – Old Alexandra Hospital, Alexandra.  The launch was also supported by Rowena Naufal, Chair of Murrindindi Training Institute, Gerard Van Emmerik, Department of State Development Business and Industry and Boyd Maplestone CEO of Central Ranges LLEN.

To view the report please go to our Training Needs Analysis page.

Skills Gateway – Launched

Skills Gateway Launched

A new website has been launched that helps vocational students find the right training. The Victorian Skills Gateway makes it easier to find training that fits, with information about jobs and courses tailored to the needs of different users, including students, adult learners, careers practitioners, employers and parents.

The site features information about different jobs and industries to help users decide what career will most suit them and what training they need to achieve it. There is specific information on areas where there are skills shortages and on specialist occupations. The site focuses on Victorian-specific labour market information, including job prospects, average salaries and regions where specific occupations are typically found.

The Victorian Skills Gateway is easy to use, allowing users to start searching for an occupation, course or a training provider with just a keyword. It is smartphone friendly, and no app downloads are required.

The Victorian Skills Gateway is located at www.education.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway

 

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.