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1 Goldfields LLEN Mount Alexander Central Goldfields City of Greater Bendigo Total youth demographic 17,516 (2011 census data) 13.4% of total population Bendigo youth demographic increasing by 29.3% in 2026

2 Strategic Plan goal one Education & Training Increase Year 12 attainment or equivalent Progress with targets Year 12 attainment or equivalent % baseline % % % 2012 NA ( % Victorian benchmark )

3 Mount Alexander Youth Partnerships A state funded initiative June 2014 Connect Central Castlemaine GLLEN is an active contributor with the partnership focus on Governance; ‘no wrong door’ / centralised youth referral intake system; youth re-engagement research; flexible learning options; & member of Mental Health Early Intervention Project to establish a youth clinic in Castlemaine (ongoing partnership in 2013) Education Providers Forum Initiated and chaired by GLLEN; resulted in new flexible learning options for young people in 2012; energy into maintaining relationships in a contracting sphere (ongoing partnership in 2013)

4 Central Goldfields Go Goldfields Alliance A state funded place-based initiative Go Goldfields Alliance GLLEN is a member contributing to a whole of community plan informed by strategic directions (ongoing partnership in 2013) Education Providers Forum Initiated and chaired by GLLEN; mapped pathways for youth; addressed gaps resulting in greater opportunities for youth; partnered business and education & DEEWR to support an application for a Trade Training Centre with Maryborough Education Centre (ongoing partnership in 2013)

5 Website All for Youth Maryborough Education Center students` design & develop website Raise awareness of local training options Raise awareness of local employment opportunities Provide a directory of local youth services Highlights achievements of local youth Serves as a vehicle to develop partnerships

6 City of Greater Bendigo Youth Partnerships A state funded initiative June 2014 Bendigo LGA Youth Partnerships Project GLLEN is lead partner with a focus on governance and improving service co ordination for young people. Report completed with recommendations for improving service coordination & pathways for young people (ongoing partnership in 2013) Sandhurst Cluster Transition Youth Partnerships Project GLLEN is lead partner of the project management team with a focus on young people `at risk` of not successfully completing the transition between primary and secondary school (ongoing partnership in 2013)

7 Strategic Plan goal two Education & Training Improve Indigenous students pathways & destinations with Indigenous role models to inspire students Progress with targets Indigenous role models 2009 nil 2010 one role model 2011 four role models 2012 six role models 2013 ten role models

8 Promote and support Indigenous role models Supported the Foundation for Young Australians ‘Worlds of Work’ program for Indigenous students in partnership with Karen students from Bendigo Senior Secondary; significant cross cultural understanding occurred as a result of this program (ongoing partnership in 2013) Member of local Vibe Alive Steering committee Selection Panel for Bendigo Access Indigenous Scholarship Awards Associate Member of the Bendigo Local Indigenous Network A highlight included a Community Cultural Family Day in conjunction with the Campaspe Cohuna LLEN (ongoing partnership in 2013)

9 Strategic Plan goal three Business & Industry Improve students’ pathways to meet regional skills shortage areas Progress with targets Students undertaking VET Trade students baseline students students students students

10 Provide a variety of authentic learning and engagement experiences for students to enhance career & world of work knowledge Inaugural & ongoing steering committee member to implement a web data base to provide opportunities for young people, 10 – 19 years to directly engage with and experience the world of work; provided strategic advice and financial support (ongoing partnership in 2013)

11 Provide a variety of authentic learning and engagement experiences for students to enhance career & world of work knowledge Young Industry Ambassador training Co-ordinated by GLLEN with Careers In Manufacturing, (now defunct) the Bendigo Manufacturing Group and AIGTs; training and promotion in Bendigo since 2011 (ongoing partnership/training in 2013) Worlds of Work GLLEN secured four programs for secondary students in partnership with the Foundation for Young Australians and local schools; strong support from local business (ongoing partnership in 2013)

12 Develop a partnership with the Bendigo Manufacturing Group, the Economic Development Unit City of Greater Bendigo, Lightning Reef & Eaglehawk Primary Schools to start to build an understanding of the world of work GLLEN a member of the management committee to develop a 2012 pilot project, ‘Passions & Pathways’ for grade six Students from the two schools, linking workplace visitation, workplace buddies (Young Industry Ambassadors) and project based applied learning facilitated and taught by industry representatives Case study written as part of the GLLEN 2012 Annual Report (ongoing partnership in 2013)

13 Strategic Plan goal four – new in 2012 Parents & families Increase real retention in Years 6/7 Progress with targets A)Student attendance 2011 baseline Schools range 14.7 – 19.1 days State average 14.2 days (2010) 2012 Data presentation changed; comparisons not available B) Parent attitude on parent survey; transitions variable 2011 baseline Below state average just below state average

14 Develop a partnership with the Eaglehawk Community National Partnerships Extended school hubs specifically Lightning Reef and Eaglehawk Primary Schools to engage parents with the ‘Passions & Pathways’ project The intent was to engage parents in the project to support their capacity to engage with the world of work and have conversations with their children about the importance of attending school each day. There was limited success; more effort to engage them in the 2013 Project (ongoing partnership in 2013)

15 Strategic Plan goal five - new in 2012 Community Increase real retention in Years 6/7 Progress with targets 2012 baseline 16 local community champions involved in the grade six Passions & Pathways project

16 Develop a partnership with the Eaglehawk Community National Partnerships Extended school hubs specifically Lightning Reef and Eaglehawk Primary Schools to engage local champions with the ‘Passions & Pathways’ project With the schools, the City of Greater Bendigo and the Bendigo Manufacturing Group, the GLLEN has sourced and supported local champions, including trained Young Industry Ambassadors, to engage with the grade six students`through workplace visitations, class presentations and facilitating applied learning projects to develop students understanding of, and the soft skills required for, the world of work (ongoing partnership in 2013)

17 Partnerships GLLEN brokered Education & training - 7 Business & Industry - 3 Parents & families - nil Community – nil GLLEN membership Education & training - 14 Business & Industry - 4 Parents & families - 3 Community - 2 Total 33 Number of partners Education & training - 35 Business & Industry - 74 Parents & families - 35 Community - 20 Total 164

18 GLLEN operations GLLEN team Harmonious & collegial with clearly defined roles & successful annual reviews; GLLEN team undertook Internationally Accredited Partnership Broker training in 2012 Committee of Management Accessible & keenly interested Chair Professionally qualified treasurer Full membership & an effective Executive Enhanced by co-opted youth members Committee meetings Each meeting includes a presentation linked to the Strategic Plan often presented by committee members


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