Hume Youth Network Meetings - 2021

Wednesday 24th February

10:00am-12:00pm

Online-Zoom

Wednesday 12th May

10:00am-12:00pm

(Venue - TBC)

Wednesday 4th August

10:00am-12:00pm

(Venue - TBC)

Wednesday 17th November

10:00am-12:00pm

(Venue - TBC)

Monday 13th December

Combined Networks End of Year Celebration

(TBC)

Hume Youth Commitment - HYC

 

​The HYC is the strategic network that tackles emerging youth issues in Hume and Tangible Connections (which is part of HYC) is the grassroots network, where youth practitioners get to share their program information, network and participate in professional development.


The HYC aims to engage the community to provide real and diverse education and employment opportunities for the young people of Hume to ensure:

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

  • More young people complete school and/or post 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

 

The Hume Youth Commitment is in the process of developing an Action Plan that aligns to the Hume City Council 0-24 year framework.  Hume City Council 0-24 Year Framework

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

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.

TANGIBLE CONNECTIONS

Tangible Connections is the grass roots networking forum part of the HYC.  Administration is delivered by HWLLEN in partnership with Hume City Council.  There are over 600 members on the Tangible Connections email list.

To join the mailing list contact the HWLLEN.

​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.

HOW DO YOU SIGN UP?

  • Sign the Spirit of Co-operation.

  • Join they HYC Yammer and Tangible Connections mailing list.

  • Attend HYC Meetings.

  • Keep connected and contribute to the community conversations.

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.

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:

Nicky Leitch, Convenor, HYC

T: 9309 7444

M: 0438 033 163

E: nicky.l@hwllen.com.au