Building a brighter future for Young People
Gateway Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) is one 31 Victorian LLENs. The goal of the LLENs is to improve post compulsory education and training opportunities in Victoria. Gateway LLEN encompasses the local government areas of Whitehorse, Manningham and Monash and works with key stakeholders within these communities.
Since its inception in 2002, Gateway LLEN has facilitated and implemented a number of programs that support 10 – 19 year olds to engage in education and training. The initiatives tend to focus on ‘at risk’ youth and aim to increase their engagement in relevant and practical learning opportunities that lead to a supported transition through education, training and onto employment.
What challenges do we set for Gateway LLEN?
- To demonstrate that we are achieving tangible, sustained and measurable improvement to young people’s education and training outcomes.
- To forge stronger and more effective relationships between education and training providers and local communities.
- To develop strong links with industry, to ensure our education and training system meets both its needs and those of young people.
- To be involved in partnerships in the delivery of every aspect of our strategic plan.
Gateway LLEN Mission Statement
To be an active, cohesive and credible network which drives and facilitates change to improve outcomes for young people in education, training and employment within the local government areas of Manningham, Monash and Whitehorse.
What is a LLEN?
(taken from www.llen.vic.gov.au)
Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs)
Connecting local groups to improve education, training and employment options for 10-19 year olds.
LLENs have operated from 2002 to connect employers, education and training providers, government groups, agencies and individuals to help turn business and community needs and ideas into new and innovative programs for young people.
From 1 January 2010 the School Business Community Partnership Brokers program in Victoria is delivered through the Local Learning and Employment Network jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments under the National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions, a joint initiative of the Australian and State and Territory Governments. LLENs continue to exist to help improve education, training and employment options for young people with an extension of the age range from 15-19 years to 10-19 years. LLENs work particularly to assist those at risk of making poor transitions from compulsory schooling to the next stage of their lives and careers. LLENs continue to be managed by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).
There are 31 Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs) in Victoria.
So what is a Partnership Broker?
(taken from http://107brokers.net.au/about/ )
Partnership Brokers operate in each state and territory and are responsible for identifying areas within their region where young people are at risk of disengaging with school. The Partnership Broker undertakes research and networking within the community to find suitable businesses, schools and/or community groups to partner and engage with those at risk. The Partnership Broker brings all the parties together to develop a solution, and advises partners through the course of implementing that solution.
- Addressing the needs of at-risk young people
- Increasing Indigenous engagement and attainment
- Supporting the transition of young people from secondary schooling to further education, training or employment
Gateway LLEN would like to acknowledge the following organisations for supporting Gateway VCAL learners:
- Monash Youth & Family Services
- City of Monash
- Box Hill Institute
- Spook Magazine
- 13 CABS
- City of White Horse
- Inner Melbourne VET Cluster (IMVC)