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Hume Youth Network Meetings - 2023

Wednesday 8th March

10:00am-12:00pm

Venue:  BSL, Level 2

1100 Pascoe Vale Rd

Broadmeadows  VIC 3047

Wednesday 3rd May

10:00am-12:00pm

Venue:  Broadmeadows Town Hall, Dimboola Road

Broadmeadows.  (Room 2.02)

Wednesday 30th August

9:30am-11:001m

Venue:  TBC

Wednesday 25th October

10:00am-12:00pm

Venue:  TBC

Wednesday 13th December

End of Year Celebration

Venue:  TBC

Hume Youth Commitment - HYC

 

The concept of the Hume Youth Commitment (HYC) was developed by the HWLLEN as a strategic response to the diversity of approaches to employment and youth transition in the City of Hume in 2007.

The formation of HYC in 2008 came from a shared concern by various organisations in the City of Hume to combine resources and efforts to ensure real change for the benefit of young people.

In 2018 the Hume Youth Commitment celebrated its 10 year anniversary. In 2023 the HYC is a partnership of schools, industry, education and community providers; committed to providing all young people with the opportunity and support to complete Year 12 or its equivalent; to implement strategies that promote seamless transitions throughout their schooling and to further education or employment.

The HYC (facilitated by the HWLLEN) aims to engage the community to provide real and diverse education and employment pathways for young people in Hume, and Tangible Connections (facilitated by the Hume City Council - Youth Engagement & Pathway Unit) is a network where youth practitioners get to share their program information, network & participate in professional development.

Every three years we ask members to recommit to the work of HYC by signing a new Spirit of Co-Operation Agreement.  This helps HYC to remain current to emerging youth issues and needs.

The HYC achieves its aims and objectives by ensuring that:

  • Young people are well informed about the full range of local education and employment opportunities

  • More young people complete school and/or past school training

  • All of our community reach out to young people and help them negotiate their next step

  • Skilled young people are working in local industries and replacing our ageing workforce

  • Our community has lower youth unemployment

  • Our community has lower crime rates involving young people

  • Our local community works together for the good of our young people.

 

At our last Spirit of Cooperation signing celebration (2019) – the HYC commenced work on an Action Plan that aligned to the Hume City Council 0-24 year framework.  ​ Hume City Council 0-24 Year Framework

Members committed their pledge to both the framework and Action Plan at the meeting.

Since then, Hume City Council have developed the Connect & Thrive – A Plan for Young People in Hume 2022 – 2026 and HYC members currently support work within that plan.

 

In 2023 we are due to re-sign our HYC Spirit of Cooperation. Work this year will be focused on developing an Action Plan that aligns within the Hume communities’ current policies and frameworks for young people, works alongside the Victorian Government’s secondary school reform agenda (which includes the new Year 12 Vocational Major and Victorian pathways Certificate) and assists young people bounce back after the years of covid interruptions to their schooling and employment pathways.

CAN ANYONE BE A HYC PARTNER?

Yes, by signing the Spirit of Cooperation you and your organisation commits to act in ways that help develop our young people and ensure they are supported to make "successful, strategic, transition" choices.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING A HYC MEMBER?

  • Links to other agencies, schools, employment service providers, industry and businesses in the City of Hume.

  • Sharing and dissemination of information.

  • Knowledge of current programs and projects to do with young people.

  • Support with projects and events.

  • Regular updates from HWLLEN.

  • Access to youth networks, professional development, data and reports.

  • Help influence local policy and programs for young people – especially in the education and training space.

HOW DO YOU SIGN UP?

  • Sign the Spirit of Co-operation.

  • Join the HYC Yammer.

  • Attend HYC Meetings.

  • Keep connected and contribute to the community conversations.

HYC LEADERSHIP GROUP

The HYC Leadership Group - looks at setting the HYC Agenda, ways HYC responds to community issues and at present how partners connect with each other.

YOUR PARTICIPATION IS KEY

WHAT HAS HYC ACHIEVED IN 10 YEARS?

  • We still have over 40 local organisations involved.

  • We have worked on strategies to support parents to support their children's career choices.

  • Coordinated strategies on Employment, Training and Apprenticeship Opportunities for young people.

  • School Hubs established in secondary school as well as primary schools.

  • Establishment of local alternative education programs - there were none when we started and now there are 2-3 established programs.

  • A focus on Middle Years and successful transition from primary school to secondary school.

  • Peer support and Professional Development Opportunities for staff.

  • Ongoing Advocacy for young People.

  • Networking and Partnerships.

  • Youth Innovation and ways to work in the new economy.

EVENTS SUCH AS:

  • Real Industry Job Interviews (RIJI).

  • Career/Job Expos.

  • Trade Tasters.

  • HYC Members, represent Youth on the Employment and Learning Committee and Hume Jobs and Skills Taskforce.

HYC LEADERSHIP GROUP

Role of the HYC Leadership Group – looks at setting the HYC Agenda, ways HYC responds to community issues and at present how partners connect with each other.

 

CONTACT:

Kim Stadtmiller

Office:  0435 653 912

E: kim.s@hwllen.com.au

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