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