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Navigator Program

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Navigator is coming to the Loddon Campaspe Area in 2019. Anglicare Victoria will be providing the Navigator program. Campaspe Cohuna LLEN actively lobbied for at least one worker to be based in Campaspe and Anglicare supports this.

Navigator supports young people who are not attending school or struggling with attendance - connecting each young person with a case worker who can provide access to a range of support services and create a path back into education.

Navigator is a hands-on, proactive service delivered by schools and community agencies to improve outcomes for young people, linking them to support services and interventions, and supporting them to re-engage with education and training.

The Loddon Campaspe Area consists of six local government areas, extending from Campaspe to Macedon Ranges.

Gannawarra is already serviced by Navigator provided by Murray Mallee LLEN, and that program will continue.

November 2018

R E Ross Trust Grant

Campaspe Youth Partnerships were successful in applying to the R E Ross Trust for a grant.

The grant will be used to expand the partnership, extend the number of hours for the project worker/s, provide professional learning to build leaderships skills and knowledge relating to vulnerable and disengaged youth, research and implementation of a broader range of options for a greater number of young people in conjunction with partner agencies.

The grant is $30,000 per year for three years.

Current members of Campaspe Youth Partnerships are -

  • Echuca College
  • Echuca Specialist School
  • Kyabram P-12 College
  • Rushworth P-12 College
  • St Augustine's College
  • St Joseph's College
  • Campaspe Primary Care Partnership
  • Department of Education and Training, Victoria
  • Department of Human Services, Centrelink
  • Kyabram Community and Learning Centre
  • Shire of Campaspe
  • Campaspe Cohuna LLEN

Affiliate members are -

  • Anglicare Victoria
  • Community Living and Respite Services
  • Kyabram District Health Services
  • Save the Children Australia
  • School Focused Youth Services
  • Echuca Neighbourhood House
  • Campaspe College of Adult Education

September 2018

 

Environmental Scan

We have recently updated our Environmental Scan with 2016 Census data as well as updated data from the Department of Education and Training and My School website.

The Scan highlights changes to our population and employment.

While statistics and data may not be riveting reading for everyone, there was some very interesting information revealed in collating data for the scan.

The indigenous population is involved in education at double the rate of the non-indigenous population (40% compared to 20%).

There appears to be 450 young people (aged 5 to 14) in Campaspe who are not attending school. Schools and agencies agree that this number is likely to be correct.

The size of the workforce in Campaspe is growing. This is promising for future employment, but will require skills, training and higher education to match the opportunities available.

If you would like a copy of the CCLLEN Environmental Scan please contact us.

October 2018

Victorian LLEN Network

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In August we were priviledged to host a meeting of the Victorian LLEN Network here in Echuca. Twenty-five LLENs met in Kickham's Mill Restaurant at Bendigo TAFE's Echuca Campus. A full agenda included presentations from YACVic, the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepeneurship, the Department of Education and Training and the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc.

Each LLEN shared information on their current projects and working groups tackled solutions to common issues.The Network meetings are a great way to share ideas and help each other. 

Together we celebrated achieving 125% of Key Performance Indicator 1 in our Structured Workplace Learning contract. KPI1 requires us to advertise at least 6,000 Structured Workplace Learning opportunities on the web Portal during the year. We have already exceeded that target and are well on the way to achieving KPI2, which is to have at least 4,600 of those opportunities used. Across the state local businesses are assisting young people to gain valuable experience by working with the LLENs to list their workplacement opportunities on the portal.

August 2018

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