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Background

 

Established in 2000, the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay Local Learning and Employment Network (WynBay LLEN) is an independent and incorporated entity. 2015 marks 15 years of the LLEN.

The LLEN was established in response to the recommendation of the hallmark Kirby Report into post compulsory training and education outcomes in Victoria. There are 31 independent LLENs across Victoria funded by the Victorian Government.

The LLEN’s in the early years was contracted by the then Victorian Learning Skills Commission. Since its abolition, the LLEN’s have been contracted directly by the Department of Education Victoria.

School Business Community Partnership Brokers (Partnership Brokers) & Enhanced LLEN 2011 - 2014

In 2010 as part of its commitment to the National Partnership for Youth Attainment and Transitions the Commonwealth announced funding for the establishment of a national network of School Business Community Partnership Brokers (Partnership Brokers) to build partnerships that support improved education and transition outcomes for all young people.

In Victoria, the Commonwealth recognised that the existing Local Learning and Employment Network program broadly reflected many of the key objectives of the SBCPB program.

On the basis of the similarities between the two programs and in keeping with the principles outlined in the COAG agreed National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions the Commonwealth and the Victoria Governments (through DEEWR and DEECD) jointly funded the Partnership Brokers program in Victoria, through an enhanced LLEN. 

LLEN Common Funding Agreement 2015

WynBay LLEN is currently contracted by the Victorian Department of Education.