School Based Apprenticeships – Employer Breakfast Invitation

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Lower Hume VET Cluster with Assumption College Kilmore invite you to attend a Business Breakfast to learn about how School Based Apprenticeships could assist your business.

Special guest speakers, Kevin Sheedy (ambassador for SBA) and Caitlin Maher 2014 Victorian School Based Apprentice of the Year, will attend the breakfast to give their view on School Based Apprenticeships.

Date: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Time: 7:15am – 8:45am
Venue: Marlhes Centre at Assumption College Kilmore
Cost: $15.00
Bookings essential, limited places.
Book at: http://www.trybooking.com/IMEJ

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*In the News* Sunbury & Gisborne Jobs Expo

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Young job seekers looking for direction can find some answers at a free careers expo at Sunbury later this month.

With youth unemployment in the north-west hovering around 20 per cent, Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) chief executive Trent McCarthy said it was important for young people to map out a career plan.

He said the newly expanded Sunbury and Gisborne Careers and Jobs Expo was a great place to start with more than 45 exhibitors, including employers, universities and training providers, on hand to provide ideas and advice.

‘‘The whole idea is to encourage them to really step back and think about their career,’’ Mr McCarthy said.

Gisborne’s Carly Barker is someone who has successfully followed local pathways. Ms Barker completed a medical administration traineeship with Gisborne Medical while still a student at Gisborne Secondary College. She’s now studying for a nursing qualification while working at the clinic.

‘‘I worked one day a week, every day for a year, which didn’t interrupt school and gave me a real head-start,’’ she said.

‘‘With so many things being online, you don’t necessarily have to travel … it’s definitely worth looking into the options that are out there.’’

Gisborne Medical general manager Riwka Hagen said ongoing training was a major part of the clinic’s workplace philosophy, making its involvement in the jobs expo a natural fit.

‘‘From medical to nursing to admin, our organisation is a great example of the many options available locally,’’ Ms Hagen said.

Central Ranges LLEN is partnering with Hume Whittlesea LLEN to promote this year’s expo. Hume and Macedon Ranges councils and the Sunbury Business Association are also on board.

Association vice-president Marnie Harding said the expo would provide information about the many career and employment pathways available in the area.

‘‘SBA sees this expo as extremely important for Sunbury and Gisborne as it will help shape our children’s future and benefit our community in many ways,’’ Ms Harding said.

The free expo is at Sunbury Memorial Hall from 3.30 to 6.30pm on July 22.

Details: email [email protected]

– See more at: http://www.starweekly.com.au/news/guidance-for-job-seekers-at-sunbury-gisborne-expo/pub/sunbury_macedon_ranges/#sthash.T9xmRehj.dpuf

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Macedon Ranges Youth Awards Nominations are now open

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Do you know a young person between 12 – 25 years of age who lives, works or goes to school in the Macedon Ranges who deserves to be publicly acknowledged and celebrated? Are they excelling in the Arts? Are they giving there all to their education? Are they an exceptional employee or apprentice? Best on ground in a sporting endeavour? Or do they contribute to our community or fly the flag for youth mental health and wellbeing? If you do, then we want to hear from you.

Nominations are open on Wednesday 10th June.

You can nominate online​: ​http://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/People_Family/Youth/A wards_Youth​ o​r pick up a nomination form from any ​Macedon Ranges Customer Service Centre or contact Annie Rowland on [email protected] or 54220226 to get one sent out.

Nominations close on Friday 31 July at 5:00pm.

Macedon Ranges Youth Awards will be held on Tuesday 25th August at 7:00pm at the Kyneton Town Hall.

July 2015 Ellimatta Holiday Program

The July 2015 Ellimatta Holiday Program is here. Check out the awesome activities they have for young people who live, work study, or play in the Kinglake Ranges.

For more info and to book your place call Ellimatta Youth on 5786 1711 OR 0499 023 184.

Places are limited for excursions so please get in quick!

Belinda Temby, Executive Officer & Amelia Slater, Youth Development Officer

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2015 CRLLEN AGM & Annual Report

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The Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network held its 2015 Annual General Meeting on 19 May 2015 at the Golden Reign Room, Kilmore Trackside,

The 2015 Annual General Meeting opened with a briefing for members about the results of the work of the LLEN in 2014/15 and the news that LLENs around Victoria have been provided with a State Government funding commitment for the next four years, after a period of uncertainty. A new statement of the LLEN’s strategic direction was also shared with members.

Ordinary business included:

  • confirmation of the minutes of the 2014 Annual General Meeting
  • committee reports of the transactions of the association during 2014
  • election of officers of the association
  • appointment of an auditor of the association for the year
  • receipt and consideration of the statement submitted by the association in accordance with section 30[3] of the Act.

Guest Speakers

  • Jaclyn Symes, MLC for Northern Victoria
  • Don Gibbons, Principal, Seymour Flexible Learning Centre
  • Zac, a student at Seymour Flexible Learning Centre

Christine Cox Trailblazer Awards

Each year the Central Ranges LLEN Board recognises people (professionals or volunteers) who have demonstrated excellent leadership in achieving education, training and employment opportunities for local young people.  Each recipient is awarded the Christine Cox Trailblazer Award, and receives $500 towards their strategic projects that support local young people.  The award is named after founding board member and staff member Christine Cox.  Christine worked tirelessly to facilitate training and employment opportunities, especially through the Lower Hume VET and Pathways Cluster and is recognised for her outstanding achievements in our local community.

The Trailblazer award recipient for 2015 was:

Buffy Leadbeater, Coordinator Youth Services at Mitchell Shire Council

Acknowledgement was also given to fellow Award Nominees:

Jana Ash, Workplace Learning Coordinator, CVGT

Jeynelle McLennan, Student Wellbeing Officer, Seymour College

Elected Board members

The following nominees were elected to the board for two years until May 2017:

Schools – Tony GoodenTAFE Institutes – Jenny JacksonLocal Government – John Walsh

Other Community Agency – Tricia Quibell

Koorie Organisations – Lawrence Moser

Community – Mike Dalmau

Chair & CEO Reports

The Annual Report was presented to members and guests at the 2015 AGM.

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Highlights included:

  • Training Needs in Macedon Ranges and Murrindindi
  • Transfield Services Partnership
  • Environmental Scan 2014
  • Koori Celebration Day 2014
  • Introduction to Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding Industry

State of Murrindindi’s Children report

Berry Street is undertaking a “State of Murrindindi’s Children report” which aims to collect and collate data on the health and wellbeing of children living in Murrindindi Shire.

As part of this initiative, two community forums (facilitated by Anne Leadbeater) have been planned for June. The aim of the forums is to reach a good understanding of the issues the community want covered in the report, including what specific data sets may be useful and to determine what data may be available from the community and from funded agencies.

See the attached flyer for more info including registration details.

Community Forum V2

Marysville: Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Vibe Hotel
32-42 Murchison Street, Marysville
10.00am – 1.30pm (Lunch provided)

Or

Yea: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Yea Council Chambers
The Semi Circle, Yea
12.00pm – 3.00pm (Lunch provided)

Please RVSP Sue at [email protected] by Tuesday 16th June, as to which forum you are attending and any dietary requirements.

Welcome Chris Dawson, new SFYS Coordinator for Macedon Ranges

The School Focused Youth Service (SFYS) works to develop partnerships and systems that supports at risk young people within their communities. This involves creating partnerships and pathways between schools and community organisations to support at risk young people. This is a statewide program, currently funded from 2014 until 2015.
Chris Dawson was appointed in early May to the position of SFYS coordinator for Macedon Ranges based at Cobaw Community Health. The focus of this program within the Macedon Ranges centers on the development of a ‘no wrong door’ approach to the provision of services to young people.

For any further information about the SFYS in the Macedon Ranges contact Chris on 5421 1666 or email [email protected]

Cyber Tattoo Campaign Takes On Cyber Bullying

IMG_5872On Monday 16 March, Mitchell Youth Services together with Mitchell Youth Council launched a significant and innovative campaign ‘Cyber Tattoo – It’s There For Life.’ Made possible through the State Government’s Department of Health and Human Services ‘It’s There For Life’ grant, the campaign was created to generate awareness for online safety and assist young people to be respectful and responsible online.

Danielle Green MP, Mayor Rodney Parker, CEO Rebecca McKenzie and Councillors were present at Wallan Secondary College to provide support to our Youth Councillors and the work that they have achieved.

Over the past five months Mitchell Youth Council with support from the Mitchell Shire Youth Coordinator Buffy Leadbeater have spent many hours researching, studying and investigating ideas to develop posters, merchandise, information brochures and a significant Social Media Platform to address the issue of Cyber Bullying and online safety for young people.

Youth Council Mayor Eleisha Kubale spoke passionately about the campaign stating, “It became obvious to all of us when discussing and liaising with our peers that we would like to create a campaign that was both distinctive and remarkable. We wanted to make a difference in our community and ensure that people understand the risks that can arise with using social media.”

“This campaign will not stop here today this is just the beginning. The Youth Councillors will work hard over the coming months, promoting, advocating and discussing this campaign across our community. We will imbed this campaign into our duties as Youth Councillors to educate and inform young people aiming to reduce the risk of bullying and anti-social behaviour online.”

The unified voice of Mitchell Youth Council, supported by Mitchell Shire Council, aims to build stronger understanding of how to be ‘Cyber Savvy’ and the risks associated with social media and online technology. The Youth Council is already receiving excellent results from young people through the delivery of this program with multiple ‘likes’ on the Cyber Tattoo Facebook Page.

For further information regarding the campaign, contact Youth Services on 5734 6200 or Facebook/CyberTattoo.ItsThereForLife.

Media Contact:            
Daniel Heiss, Communications Officer
T: (03) 5734 6359
E: [email protected]

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ABC 774 – Join The Conversation on Youth Unemployment

Great radio conversation about youth unemployment in the northern suburbs and Hume area, with specific reference to flexible learning options. Join the conversation hour with ABC 774 Melbourne to catch the discussions.