Careers in the Racing & Breeding Industry – Racing Victoria & Darley promote opportunities

On Wednesday 27th November, thirteen people from local agencies and secondary schools came together for a whole day at Darley’s stud at Northwood Park to learn about the many varied career paths within the Racing and Breeding Industry.

Racing Victoria spoke about the great opportunities within the racing and breeding industry and the career promotional department within Racing Victoria who offer many different programs to schools along with providing their own work experience and apprentice jockey program.

Natalie Welsh – Victoria’s Learning & Development Manager for Darley said “As an organisation we have a vital role to play in raising awareness and lifting the profile of careers within the sport and associated industries”.”Racing is full of highly skilled workers are there are many opportunities for people and we want to get that message out to potential employees”.

People were given a presentation on the variety of roles in racing, heard first hand from industry local industry guest speaker Penny Reeve from Seymour Racing Club, listened to training provider NCEE – National Centre for Equine Education regarding pathways of courses and opportunities for training. They then had the chance to watch a full Darley stallion parade, tour of the facilities, a demonstration from the equine dentist and enjoy a delicious lunch in the Darley Homestead.

A highlight of the day was a visit with the 2000 Melbourne Cup winning horse, Brew where people had an opportunity to meet him and have a photo taken whilst enjoying the beautiful lawn garden and sunshine.

Seymour Telegraph – Darley Dec4 2013

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)

Murrindindi Youth Partnership

NewLogoVerticalMurrindindi Youth Partnership consists of members from the Murrindindi Shire Council, Job Service Agencies, Workplace Learning Coordinator Program, CRLLEN, Yea High School, Alexandra Secondary College, Nexus Community Health, Youth Agencies & Youth Connections Program, Yea District Memorial, Alexandra Hospitals, Alexandra Community Health, The Apprenticeship Factory, Victoria Police and Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

The objective of the network is to keep well informed and work together on improving opportunities for keeping students interacting and engaged in school.

The network meets on a regular basis to share and update the latest information available/ provided by each agency so resources can be utilised within the area.

Through this partnership there are many resources and contacts shared for flexible learning options, traineeship and apprenticeship information that assist all schools and parties that are dealing with venerable youth.

This partnership is looking at develop health and well being opportunities, school based apprenticeships and flexible learning programs.  This is assisting the community to move forward and improve youth opportunities.

If you would like to know more including how to get involved then you can contact:

Stuart Coller, Coordinator Youth Development,  Murrindindi Shire on 57 720 712.

Helen Nielsen, Hume Partnership Broker, Central Ranges LLEN on 57 811 014.

 

A Day In My Shoes (ADIMS) – Work Experience Program

ADIMS

On Thursday 8th August, 18 students from Mitchell Shire with varying degrees of intellectual and physical disabilities participated in a one day quality work experience day in their chosen profession.

The work experience program “A Day In My Shoes” was organised by local Workplace Learning Coordinator – Jana Ash along with a working party to support the program and the Employers involved with providing the work experience for the day. A booklet was given to the students to write all their employers details in, log their activities for the day and also to provide them with some general information regarding employer expectations etc.

Each employer who hosted a work experience placement was given lots of information and support prior to the student arriving and was visited on the day by a member of the working party. Each student was given a information pack containing Disability Employment Service (DES) contact information in order for families to make contact to arrange future meetings. ALL students were provided with a certificate of attendance for their placement.

Special mention to the following businesses involved in the day:

Betta Electrical Seymour

CVGT Australia

Kilmore Trackside

Kilmore Travel & Cruise Centre

OKR 98.3FM

Mitchell Shire Council – Local Laws/ Library

Target Country Seymour

Kilmore Vet Clinic

Hotondo Homes

Kilmore Equine Clinic

McIvor Farm Foods

Kilmore Hospital – Caladenia Nursing Home

Video Busters

Coles Wallan

Seymour Telegraph

Araminta’s Tea Rooms

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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