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ABOUT US

Hume Whittlesea Local Learning and Employment Network (HWLLEN) is a not-for-profit, membership based organization that works at the strategic level to assist young people to complete Year 12 or its equivalent and improve transition outcomes for young people.

HWLLEN is one of 31 Local Learning and Employment Networks across the state and is funded by State Government. HWLLEN aims to broker sustainable partnerships between schools, business/industry, and community groups to improve education outcomes for young people. HWLLEN staff seek opportunities to connect key stakeholders to identify the needs of their region, help partners to work collaboratively towards a common purpose and support partnerships to achieve their goals.

WHO ARE WE?

The LLEN are trusted independent brokers supporting key stakeholders to achieve optimum outcomes for young people in Hume and Whittlesea.

OUR VALUES
  • Advocacy – advocating to stakeholders to optimise opportunities

  • Innovation – exploring new opportunities and acting on better ways of working together

  • People-centred – everything we do is based on listening to individuals’ needs

  • Respect – treating all people with fairness, empathy and equity

  • Integrity – acting with honesty, independence, accountability and trust

  • Engagement – encouraging and supporting participation of all stakeholders

  • Collaboration – working together for common goals

OUR VISION

Young people are inspired to be engaged in education and employment, and to actively participate in the community.

OUR MISSION

To optimise the social and economic participation of young people by:

  • Supporting young people in their career and pathway development;

  • Creating and strengthening connections between young people, education and service providers, industry partners, community agencies and all levels of Government;

  • Raising young people’s aspirations and broadening their scope of opportunities and choices;

  • Prioritising our focus on young people who are experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage.

HOW DO WE OPERATE?

Since 2001, HWLLEN has been actively working with new and existing partnerships to share the responsibility for supporting young people to ensure all young people participate in challenging, relevant and engaging learning. The HWLLEN harnesses community resources and acts as a portal for accessing and disseminating information. The Whittlesea Youth Commitment and the Hume Youth Commitment are key vehicles enhancing the capacity of the HWLLEN to meet its strategic goals.

STRUCTURED WORKPLACE LEARNING

HWLLEN also delivers the new Structured Workplace Learning program for Hume & Whittlesea which is part of the Andrews Labor Government initiative in 2016 to help school students secure work placements and on-the-job training as part of their Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. HWLLEN is well placed to play our part in the delivery of The Education State – which aims to prepare our kids for life and work in the 21st century.  

 

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SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION PROVIDERS & LINKS TO BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

HWLLEN work with all education providers to ensure all young people have the opportunity and support to complete Year 12 or its equivalent. HWLLEN implements strategies that promote schooling, further education and/or employment. HWLLEN has a wide range of business and industry links and, more importantly, supports the development of connections between employers and young people in our local community.  

ENHANCE CAPACITY OF COMMUNITY GROUPS

The Youth Commitments in both Hume and Whittlesea engage with key stakeholders in partnerships that harness resources and build social capital to support young people to identify and achieve their goals and improve their education and transition outcomes. 

CONNECT TO LOCAL AND REGIONAL INITIATIVES

Over the past 15 years, HWLLEN developed strong partnerships and connections with the local community education and employment providers, business and industry, Local, State and Federal Governments and other networks in the north. New organisations moving into the north often seek support from HWLLEN, HYC and WYC to establish initial important partnerships.

LLEN SERVICES:
  • Resources for parents supporting students

  • Transition, Work Experience, Pathways support

  • VET/VCAL/SBAT Guides and resources

  • Employment and Learning Committee

  • Indigenous Learning guides

  • Careers Expos and Trade Taster events

  • School Hubs

  • Structured Workplace Learning program 2016

  • Flexible Learning Checklist for young people

  • Real Industry Job Interviews

  • School Leavers’; Guide

  • Jobs and Skills Taskforce

  • Employment and Education information

  • School Based Apprenticeships

  • Middle Years strategy development and support

YOU CAN ALSO ACCESS:
  • Research papers on student disengagement in Hume and Whittlesea

  • Middle Years data

  • School,  Community & Business  Partnership Models

  • School ‘On Track’ and educational attainment data

  • HYC and WYC Evidence Base and Background data

Call Us: 03 9309 5500   /  46-48 Katrina Drive, Gladstone Park  VIC  3043  /  PO Box 3238, Broadmeadows  VIC  3047

The HWLLEN recognise the rich Indigenous heritage of this country and acknowledge the Gunung-Willam-Balluk people and Wurundjeri Willum Clan as the traditional custodians of the land on which this organisation is located. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

The HWLLEN is supported by the Victorian Government.  Proudly created with Wix.com

The HWLLEN recognise the rich Indigenous heritage of this country and acknowledge the traditional owners of the land.