NELLEN has forged strong partnerships with a host of education providers, support services and community organisations, working with these entities to facilitate projects and programs to help young people transition from dependence to independence.
NE Tracks LLEN
Operating in the local government areas of Benalla, Wangaratta and Mansfield, the NE TRACKS Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) supports young people 10-19 years of age and works with schools and other organisations to achieve higher rates of school retention and participation in education, training and employment.
NELLEN and NE TRACKS are collaborating on the three-staged Workforce Development Project, which will strengthen pathways for young people into training and employment in two industries in the Ovens Murray region—Agriculture/Horticulture, and Health Care and Social Assistance. The project is focused on consultation with local stakeholders, identifying partners and the development of a replicable model of practice, which has resulted in scanning the local secondary schools’ delivery capabilities and potential, as well as sourcing national ‘best practice’ examples.
Communities That Care
Communities That Care (CTC) has been operating in Myrtleford since 2009, while Communities That Care Alpine (CTCA) is a coalition formed in May 2015 to build on the work previously undertaken by CTC Myrtleford. The aim of CTCA is to reduce problem behaviours for young people in the Alpine Shire by:
- identifying social issues which are predictive of adverse outcomes for families and young people
- delivering evidence-based programs and services to reduce the harmful effect of problem behaviours through a community action plan.
Women’s Health Goulburn North East
Initiated in conjunction with Women’s Health Goulburn North East, There Is Capacity (TIC) is a scoping project that will identify the educational, vocational and community supports available to disabled women transitioning into employment in the Wodonga region. As Stage One of a longer-term project, TIC will consult with the relevant stakeholders, research suitable programs, and identify the systemic trigger mechanisms that ensure disabled women have access to a coordinated support process during the important transition from education to employment. TIC will develop a framework for a sustainable network of women who will ultimately assist disabled women into employment opportunities by providing community mentoring support.