To allow a broad cross-section of educational providers the opportunity to meet regularly in a professional, supportive and collaborative environment.
• Pines Learning
• Box Hill Institute
• Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley
• Inner Melbourne VET Cluster
• Holmesglen TAFE
• Salvation Army (Mitcham)
• Marcellin College
• Upper Yarra Community House
• K.Y.M Youth Connections
• Whitehorse Youth Services
• Jesuit Community College (ReNew)
Context and Goals
The Eastern Pathways Network has been developed to provide a forum that reduces the isolation of non-mainstream educational providers. It provides a platform to share resources, create referral pathways and collaboratively explore curriculum. This strengthens both individual providers and the broader network in consolidating alternative education in the Gateway region.
The Partnership’s Approach
As the number of non-mainstream educational providers in the Gateway region grows, Gateway LLEN has recognised the need to broker a network that removes the sense of isolation that is commonly experienced by non-mainstream educational providers and staff.
• Strong referral and pathway opportunities between members
• The removal of duplicate curriculum between different providers
• Supported pathway opportunities for participants between community programs and TAFE
• The sharing of resources and “best practice” models
• Removal of the sense of isolation originally experienced by many providers
• Access to support services
• Improved transitional outcomes for young people
Gateway LLEN continues to support the Eastern Pathways Network in 2014 with the intention that the network will continue to develop and strengthen.
Support from the Partnership Broker
Gateway LLEN worked to identify all key stakeholders and has brokered a network that actively addresses its goals and continues to strengthen educational outcomes for young people in the Gateway region.