WynBay LLEN Objectives
The core objective of the WynBay LLEN is to improve participation, engagement, attainment and transition outcomes for young people 10-19 years old within its geographic boundaries. WynBay LLEN also have a particular focus on those young people who are at risk of disengaging, or who have already disengaged from education and training and are not in meaningful employment.
To this end, WynBay LLEN is contracted to broker strategic, sustainable partnerships that support improved education and transition outcomes for young people, including increasing Year 12 or equivalent attainment rates. In its role as a partnership broker, the WynBay LLEN uses its knowledge of the region to influence strategic planning and broker partnerships among key stakeholders to improve education outcomes and support young people to remain engaged, or re-engage, in education or training and realise their full social and economic potential.
The partnerships established exists for the benefit of young people across all government, Catholic and other non-government education and training sectors that fall in the target age range within the LLEN area, including those experiencing high levels of disadvantage.
WynBay LLEN also contributes to broader national objectives including:
- that Australian schooling promotes equity and excellence;
- that all young Australians become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens;
- that all young people gain the skills, understandings and connections, and have health and wellbeing outcomes to make successful life choices; and
- improved education and transition outcomes for young people experiencing high levels of disadvantage including those from low SES backgrounds and Indigenous Australians.
WynBay LLEN Functions
The primary functions of the WynBay LLEN are:
- evidence-based local planning to address gaps in the area of youth attainment and transitions;
- engagement of, and communication with appropriate stakeholders from the education, training, employment, business and industry sectors of the community that promotes working together to improve career development and education, training and employment outcomes for local young people and closes the gap in education, training and employment outcomes for indigenous young people;
- developing partnerships between parents and families, community and education and training providers to assist in achieving good education, training and employment outcomes for young people and improved career development;
- engagement with local Youth Connections providers, School Focussed Youth Service and other youth service organisations and networks;
- partnership facilitation and brokerage to develop and promote initiatives and services that address gaps; and
- providing policy advice to DEECD, DEEWR, the Victorian Skills Commission and other government agencies.
A secondary function of WynBay LLEN is to:
- trial or pilot initiatives designed to support young people to make effective transitions that cannot be trialled by other network partners.
Our skills include:
- Synthesising information;
- Institutional engagement;
- Evaluating / reviewing.