Engaging Families in Careers Conversations

On Wednesday November 27, Sacred Heart College, Kyneton in conjunction with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Central Ranges LLEN, delivered a Careers evening for parents of Years 7 to 10 students. The workshop focussed on the importance of having positive conversations with their children about the future of work.

Topics covered during the evening included:

  • Understanding what interests and motivates your child

  • Data and trends in local, regional and national job markets

  • Tools and strategies for constructive conversations

  • Accessing relevant careers information

  • Career resilience and the changing world of work

  • Stages of career development

  • The importance of networking

Over seventy parents actively participated in the activities, DVD’s and presentations designed to teach practical tools to assist in supporting their child with career guidance. In 2014 it is intended to expand the sessions to involve other schools in the Macedon Ranges Careers and Pathways Network.

Julie Matricardi-Old (Careers Department Sacred Heart), Lisa Linton (Macedon Ranges Partnership Broker, CRLLEN) Fiona Peck and Alan Davies (DEECD, Regional Careers)

Julie Matricardi-Old (Careers Department Sacred Heart), Lisa Linton (Macedon Ranges Partnership Broker, CRLLEN) Fiona Peck and Alan Davies (DEECD, Regional Careers)

Healthy Futures – Community Services and Health Information Day

 

Participants of Information day with Victoria University trainer Emily Barter

Participants of Information day with Victoria University trainer Emily Barter

Sixteen enthusiastic young women attended the Healthy Future’s Community Services and Health Information day held on Tuesday 23rd July 2013. The day was organised by Central Ranges LLEN and CVGT and kindly hosted by Kyneton Community Learning Centre.

Participants heard from a range of speakers including Nerrisa Fry from the Department of Health, Allied Health workers from Cobaw Community Health and General Manager Mandy Greetham, BUPA Kyneton.   A workshop was run by Victoria University and young student Syke from Gisborne Secondary College spoke about her experiences doing a School Based Apprenticeship.  Sessions were held to assist students in assessing which career option they would like to follow and also to navigate the possible pathways they could discuss with their Career Coordinators.

Students reported gaining a greater understanding of the sector and intent to follow up with their transitions and pathways school contact. The day was successful in building a base of students interested in enrolling in Community Services and Allied Health courses through the VET Cluster in 2014.

2012 Australian Vocational Student Prize – Recipients

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The Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) recognises students who have demonstrated outstanding skills while completing vocational training in senior secondary years.

The Australian Vocational Student Prize gives national recognition to achievements in vocational training completed in secondary education, particularly those in senior secondary years.

The Australian Vocational Student Prize promotes the value of gaining vocational skills while at school. It acknowledges that vocational education prepares students for further training and employment.Five hundred prizes, of a certificate and $2000, are available nationally each year. The best of these  students will win the Prime Minister’s Award for Skills Excellence in School which carries a prize of an additional $2000.Each year schools are invited to nominate students who have chosen to do practical, vocational training while completing their senior secondary studies.Winning students from Central Ranges LLEN region are:

    • Brayden Harris – Assumption College Kilmore, KILMORE
    • Ellie Griffin – Assumption College Kilmore, KILMORE
    • Emily Martin – Assumption College Kilmore, KILMORE
    • Jessica Pendlebury – Assumption College Kilmore, KILMORE

Jessica Pendlebury – Assumption College Kilmore was also awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for 2012.

Well done to those who were awarded

 

 

GOTAFE Seymour VETis Taster Day 2013

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GOTAFE are pleased to announce a VETis Taster Day on Friday 23rd August 2013 from 9.30am – 12pm at the Seymour Campus in Wallis St, Seymour.

The following areas will be showcased with “rolling” interactive short workshops and info sessions for interested students:

·         Cabinetry

·         Sport & Recreation

·         Hairdressing

·         Hospitality

·         CISCO – which is now on offer at Seymour in 2014!

For more information please contact:

Jon Lee
Commercial Manager – Technical Education Centres – Shepparton & Wangaratta
School Liaison Coordinator
Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE
(m) 0481 007 889
(t) 03 5833 2903

Healthy Futures Careers Day – Community Services and Allied Health Information day

Recently the Macedon Ranges VET Cluster examined local data around trends for the future in employment within the region.  Macedon Ranges has an increasing ageing population and ageing workforce.  Skills shortages have been noted in both the health and community services areas.  Combined with this there has been decreasing numbers in both Allied Health and Community Services VETis enrolments in recent years.

Recent research has shown that rural secondary students generally have a less awareness of the broad range of health and community service careers available to them. Having contact with health and community services professionals prior to course selection is seen as a major influence on choosing health or community services as a career.  Furthermore establishing relationships between stakeholders has been shown to increase training, work experience, work placement and career opportunities for young people.

Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network and CVGT Australia have had discussions with the Macedon Ranges Careers and Pathways, VET Cluster, registered training organisations and local health and community services organisations to develop strategies to increase young people awareness of careers across these industries.  The Macedon Ranges VET Cluster is discussing a number of options to promoting Health and Community Services as a great career pathway for students.  This has resulted in the development of an Allied Health and Community Services Information Day to be held on Tuesday 23rd July from 9.30am – 2.30pm at the Kyneton Community Learning Centre.

The day is for any Year’s 10 and 11 students who are interested in working in the health and/or community services industry.  There is a limit of 25 places available as we want to ensure there is good interaction and opportunity for a hands on approach.  The day will involve fun and practical activities, workshops and case studies and an opportunity for young people to interact with other young people interested in working in the area.

For more information or to register please contact Lisa Linton Macedon Ranges Partnership Broker. 

Healthy Futures Flyer 2013

Health Industry Work Placement Manual – 2013 Update now available

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The Health Industry Work Placement Manual has been updated for 2013 and is now available to download off the CRLLEN website. Additional health service provider pages have been added to the manual along with a contact list that has been used by the health industry network group. Minor changes have also been made under the Structured Workplace Learning section of the manual.

The Health Industry Work Placement Manual is a guide for schools, students and health providers that aims to assist parties to establish and undertake work experience and structured workplace learning in the health industry.

Victorian Training Awards 2013 – OPEN

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The Victorian Training Awards, now in their 59th year, promote and reward outstanding achievement and innovation in vocational education and training. They also acknowledge the strong partnerships between training providers and Victorian businesses which are vital to providing a strong skills base for Victoria.

Winners of individual awards each receive a $10,000 fellowship and the opportunity to represent Victoria at the 2013 Australian Training Awards in Perth. Winners of the Victorian Small Employer of the Year, Victorian Industry Collaboration Award, Victorian VET Client Service Excellence Award, VET in Schools Excellence Award and Victorian Employer Award for Apprentice Development also receive prize money of $10,000 each for investment in their training programs.

All nominations must be submitted online via the Victorian Training Awards E-Awards Portal

For more details on criteria, videos on past winners and tips on addressing the criteria, see: How to Enter

The Minister for Higher Education and Skills, the Hon. Peter Hall, MLC invites individuals and organisations to apply for the 2013 Victorian Training Awards, see: Minister’s Message

There are 14 categories available for nomination in the 2013 Victorian Training Awards to be held in Melbourne on Friday 6 September and include the following:

Individual categories

Organisational categories

Work Matters Professional Development Opportunity – Macedon Ranges

The Central Ranges LLEN are pleased to offer the opportunity to participate in Work Matters Workshop training in the Macedon Ranges area. The Professional development will be offered Tuesday, November 20 in Gisborne.

DATE: TUESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2012
WHERE: GISBORNE SECONDARY COLLEGE, Melton Road, Gisborne
TIME: 10.45 REGISTRATION – 11.00AM START – FINISH 3.00PM

COST: Each participant is required to purchase the resources and DVD at $50 plus GST (this is half the usual cost of $99). The cost of the training facilitator has been sponsored by the Central Ranges LLEN. Schools/organisations will be invoiced for resources and DVD after the workshop. Training would be ideal for careers practitioners, VCAL teachers and others interested in assisting young people with careers and pathways.

Registrations required by 10am, Thursday November 15.

Please see flyer attached for more information and registration details.

Work Matters Flyer & Registration Form

Work Matters Professional Development Opportunity

The Central Ranges LLEN are pleased to offer the opportunity to participate in Work Matters Workshop training in our local area. The Professional development will be offered Thursday, August 23 in Kilmore.

DATE: THURSDAY 23RD AUGUST 2012
WHERE: JOHN TAYLOR ROOM, KILMORE LIBRARY, 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore.
TIME: 9.45 REGISTRATION – 10.00AM START – FINISH 2.30PM

COST: Each participant is required to purchase the resources and DVD at $50 plus GST (this is half the usual cost of $99). The cost of the training facilitator has been sponsored by the Central Ranges LLEN. Schools/organisations will be invoiced for resources and DVD after the workshop.Training would be ideal for careers practitioners, VCAL teachers and others interested in assisting young people with careers and pathways.

Registrations required by 10am, Friday August 17.

Please see flyer attached for more information and registration details.

Where to now? – new edition 2013

Where To Now? – Publications – Where to now – VCE – VCAA
www.vcaa.vic.edu.au

New edition of resource published by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

Where to now?

Where to Now? provides information on the choice of courses available to students in the last two years of secondary school. These include VCE, VCAL and VET. You can read stories from recent graduates of the VCE, VCAL and Apprenticeship and Traineeship programs, which show that it is also possible to begin these qualifications before Year 11 and 12.